Philtone Guitar Company
Phil Jacoby, Luthier
428 East Fort Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21230
410 783 0260
Located on the corner of Henry Street and Fort Avenue in Baltimore’s Federal Hill neighborhood, close to Oriole Park at Camden Yards, M&T Bank Stadium and the Inner Harbor. Easy access from I 95 and 295.
Hours are by appointment.
I like to know when to expect folks so that I can give ‘em my full attention. Most hours are daytime with limited evening availability and never on Sundays. Please note that as hours are by appointment, no walk-in and no retail, I do not have any signage.
Web-based directions are below, but sometimes web directions and GPS are not always the best routes in cities. Here is how I usually go:
From the south:
Take 95 north and exit #55 Key Highway, The last exit before the Fort McHenry Tunnel. This is a ~¼ mile access road coming to a light, which is Key Hwy, turn left (straight puts you back on 95 and into the tunnel). Second light on Key is Lawrence St with a Royal Farms Store on the corner, turn left. Lawrence goes one block to Fort Ave, turn right. Pass thru the first light at Jackson St, my corner is located two blocks on the right-hand side past this light.
There is an exit from 295 for 95 north just before 295 becomes Russell St in Baltimore City proper.
From the north:
Take 95 south thru the Fort McHenry Tunnel and exit #55 Key Highway. Important: in order to safely exit onto Key Hwy, you must be in the right-hand lane as the exit is immediately after the tunnel. Turn right at the light onto Key Hwy. Second light on Key is Lawrence St with a Royal Farms Store on the corner, turn left. Lawrence goes one block to Fort Ave, turn right. Pass thru the first light at Jackson St, my corner is located two blocks on the right-hand side past this light.
From Rt 2/Hanover St or Light St: turn onto Fort Ave heading east towards Fort McHenry. At the top of the hill on Fort Ave is a light at Riverside Ave; my corner is the next block east from this intersection.
Unrestricted street parking is available on and south of Fort Ave. Street parking north of Fort Ave is restricted to permit holders but allows 2 hour non permit parking between the hours of 7 AM and midnight except for stadium events (Orioles, Ravens, large events). There are usually plenty of parking spots during the day. Generally, parking enforcement doesn’t patrol until after 6:30 PM and I am not open during the majority of affecting stadium events. Be advised that there are two permit assigned handicap spaces close by – do not park in these as they are not regular handicap spaces and the fine is a whopping $502! Instruments may be dropped off prior to parking by temporarily stopping at the corner of Fort Ave and Henry St (use your hazard flashers please). If you have specific parking concerns, contact me.
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