Top of the World Observation Level

Top of the World is the perfect starting point for any visit to the city and provides a breathtaking view of Baltimore's skyline, harbor and beyond. This city attraction featuring a spectacular 360-degree panoramic view of Baltimore has stationed binoculars and photo-map guides to help guests learn about local attractions, hotels, sites and neighborhoods.

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) announces that Top of the World Observation Level, located at the World Trade Center, will reopen to the public on Thursday, July 16, 2020. The attraction closed to the public on Saturday, March 14, 2020 in response to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The observation level will reopen with regulations in place to maintain a safe and healthy environment for staff and visitors. Regular hours of operation for Top of the World Observation Level are: Mondays and Thursdays, 10AM-6PM; Fridays and Saturdays, 10AM-7PM; Sundays 11AM-6PM. The attraction provides an awe-inspiring view of Maryland’s urban center with floor-to-ceiling windows. Top of the World Observation Level is managed by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) and is located on the 27th floor of the World Trade Center at 401 E. Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21202.

Visitors can expect to find several changes to maintain health and safety. The World Trade Center has implemented traffic patterns for safely entering and exiting the building, with visitors entering on the east side of the building (facing the National Aquarium) and exiting on the west side of the building (facing the Harborplace Pratt Street Pavilion.) Each person entering the World Trade Center must wear a face covering/mask and complete a screening questionnaire by World Trade Center Security to check for symptoms and exposure to COVID-19. One-way traffic flow is enforced throughout the building, and Top of the World Observation Level will have directional and distancing markers throughout the attraction. Visitors may experience longer wait times due to reduced number of visitors allowed in elevators and as staff monitor social distancing at the observation level.

The staff at Top of the World Observation Level will be provided with personal protective equipment (PPE) and supplies to work safely, including hand sanitizer and masks. Each staff member will have their temperature screened before starting their shift. There are separation screens at cash registers and customer service points, as well as hand sanitizer stations available throughout the attraction. The gift shop will remain closed.

BOPA looks forward to welcoming visitors back to Top of the World Observation Level, and requests that all visitors take the necessary steps to prepare for their visit. Please follow local government guidelines, respect hygiene rules and face covering guidance, maintain social distancing and stay home if you feel unwell or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. To reduce physical contact, cashless transactions are requested if possible. BOPA will continue to adapt to the COVID-19 crisis, following local, state and national restrictions, and changes to the Top of the World Observation Level will be posted publicly as they occur. 

For more information on Top of the World Observation Level, visit or call 410-837-VIEW. 

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The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) announces that its public attractions and galleries will temporarily close to the public starting Saturday, March 14, 2020 in response to the developing Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) situation. Attractions and galleries managed by BOPA include: Top of the World Observation Level, Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, The Cloisters, and School 33 Art Center. BOPA continues to monitor the recommendations and guidelines of local health officials and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) regarding COVID-19. The public will be kept informed of updates and re-openings. BOPA is committed to the health and safety of its attendees, participants, volunteers and staff and looks forward to welcoming guests back soon.