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Civil War

Spring, 1861. The American Civil War erupts and Baltimore finds itself at the crossroads of the North and the South. A passageway to the North and a border state to the South, Maryland was home to both Unionists and Southern sympathizers. Maryland was a slave state at the beginning of the war; however, free African Americans made up a quarter of Baltimore’s population.

Today, Baltimore is replete with sites and attractions connected to the Civil War. The USS Constellation, the Baltimore Civil War Museum at President Street Station, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum, and Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, among many others, will satisfy any history buff’s interest in Baltimore’s role in the Civil War.

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Historic Ships in Baltimore
Inner Harbor
Pier 1, 301 E. Pratt St. Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 539-1797
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Lillie Carroll Jackson Civil Rights Museum
Bolton Hill
1320 Eutaw Pl. Baltimore, MD 21217
(410) 383-8737
Greater Baltimore History Alliance
Greater Baltimore History Alliance
North - 10 to 20 miles
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Greater Baltimore History Alliance
North - 10 to 20 miles
P.O. Box 375 Brooklandville, MD 21022
Adventure Tours
South - 20+ miles
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Adventure Tours
South - 20+ miles
17517-B Indian Head Hwy. Accokeek, MD 20607
(301) 868-1141

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