About Us

Pigtown’s History

Pigtown is a small neighborhood with big heart (and the best name).  It is one of the most culturally and economically diverse communities in Baltimore, where people pull together to make great things happen. Those seeking friendly people and a little fun can find us in the southwest corner of downtown, just steps from Camden Yards, M&T Bank Stadium, the B&O Railroad Museum and the Inner Harbor.

Thanks to our vibrant social fabric and city location, our Main Street offers an eclectic mix of boutique shops and restaurants that appeal to all types of visitors. We’d love to host you soon for an afternoon or evening out on our town.

What’s with the Pig?

Pigtown is a historic community, settled as early as the 1840s by railroad workers building the B&O line. It earned its name (and mascot) in the second half of the same century, when cargo railcars travelling from the Midwest would swing open their doors at the nearby platform to let carloads of pigs out. The hogs were then herded through Ostend and Cross Streets to South Baltimore.

Thus, our community was famously known for its spectacle of pigs weaving through the neighborhood. Today, the pig is a proud symbol of our rich history, deep roots, and unique personality.