Hampden, Baltimore Points of Interest
Hampden is located just north of downtown Baltimore and is in close proximity to Johns Hopkins University. In the 1800s the area was home to a thriving textile industry, and many of the historic buildings that remain today have since been renovated. For example, 36th Street (known locally as “The Avenue”) is comprised of colorfully painted row houses that have been converted into galleries, boutiques, restaurants and bars. Hampden is bikeable and has excellent public transportation. Throughout the year, Hampden hosts several festivals. Here are some key points of interest:
- Roosevelt Park - Enjoy swimming, hiking trails and an 11,000 sqft paved skate park.
- Stone Hill Passage - Explore Hampden’s historic sites with five self-guided walking tours that include Hampden Falls and historic buildings such as Stieff Silver.
- Atomic Books - Browse through the varied literary selections at this award-winning independent bookstore.
- The Avenue - Browse through the many galleries, shops and boutiques along 36th Street.
- Zissimos Bar - Enjoy comedy shows, music and beverages at this historic tavern.
- Restaurants - There are many restaurants, coffee shops and dessert spots within the Hampden neighborhood. Here are just a few:
- Daniela Restaurant, 824 West 36th Street, Hampden (Italian cuisine and cooking lessons)
- Holy Frijoles, 908 West 36th Street, Hampden (mexican cuisine)
- Café Hon, 1002 West 36th Street, Hampden (classic American fare and a gift shop filled with 1960s accessories)
- Golden West Café, 1105 West 36th Street, Hampden (southwestern cuisine)
- Souvlaki, 1103 West 36th Street, Hampden (Greek cuisine)
- The Charmery, 801 West 36th Street, Hampden (homemade ice cream)
- WAFFIE, 839 West 36th Street, Hampden (dessert waffles)