Centre Market

Site where the business of slavery once took place.

While nothing remains to indicate what once transpired here, we pinpoint this location to memorialize the victims of enslavement in America.

Many people were sold in the area around Centre market (aka Marsh Market). One section at the north end of the market area was where livestock and people were sold (next to today's Port Discovery). Several slave traders also operated in the area west of this market. Some would meet at nearby hotels/taverns, such as Garland Burnett's Tavern, Mrs. Green's Tavern (Sign of the Green Tree), and Sinners's Hotel on Water Street. Sales also took place outside the nearby courthouse and penitentiary.



35 Market Pl, Baltimore, MD 21202