Welcome to the Charm City

From popular tourist attractions—the Inner Harbor, the National Aquarium, and Fort McHenry (birthplace of “The Star Spangled Banner”)—to more off-the-beaten-path destinations—the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum or the tranquil Sherwood Gardens—there is always something new to discover.

The city hosts events both big and small throughout the year. Baltimore sports fans are passionate about their Orioles and the Ravens; sci-fi lovers can geek out at Baltimore Comic-Con; and hundreds drop by the Baltimore Farmer’s Market every Sunday to pick up fresh local produce, cheeses, flowers, and breads (and perhaps a cup of locally roasted Zeke’s coffee, too). There’s the Maryland Film Festival each spring, a book festival each fall, and Artscape—America’s largest free crafts festival—in the summer.

Student Favorites

Baltimore is where JHU students grow and build their lives. Our students enjoy exploring Baltimore’s many neighborhoods, including Charles Village and Hampden (home to the famous holiday lights on 34th Street and the colorful, quirky Honfest); Mount Vernon and Station North, a prime destination for artists and arts enthusiasts alike; the historic waterfront neighborhoods of Fells Point, Canton, and Federal Hill.

Read what current students have to say about their time in Baltimore at Hopkins Insider.

Hopkins in the Community

President's Day of Service 2019

President’s Day of Service 2019

With our main campus located in Baltimore, Johns Hopkins is truly and proudly a city resident. Community engagement is part of who we are as a university.

Our commitment to our local communities is based on the simple truth that the health and well-being of the university are inextricably tied to the physical, social, and economic well-being of the city in which we live. Visit the Center for Social Concern’s website to learn more about serving Baltimore.