<
>

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.

Featured Places to Visit

Directions
Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church
Bolton Hill
1316 Park Ave. Baltimore, MD 21217
(410) 523-1542
Jewish Museum of Maryland
Jewish Museum of Maryland
Historic Jonestown
Map/Directions
More Info
Directions
Jewish Museum of Maryland
Historic Jonestown
15 Lloyd St. Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 732-6400
Directions
Irish Shrine and Railroad Workers Museum
Westside
918-20 Lemmon St. Baltimore, MD 21223
(410) 347-4747
Directions
Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum
Camden Yards
216 Emory Street Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 727-1539

See All Civil War Listings

Things To Do
Civil War Trip Ideas

Baltimore in the Civil War

Civil War Baltimore offers a look at a large American city — at the time, the third largest in the country — in a state that did not secede but was, nevertheless, overseen and at tim…

Learn More
The War Came By Train

The Civil War was the first major conflict where railroads played a prominent role, and the B&O was the major line that straddled a divided country.…

Learn More
Travel Back in Time with Ms. Masie

Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture  …

Learn More
Discovering Fort McHenry National Monument & Historical Shrine

With special events, activities for kids, and much more, no visit to Baltimore is complete without a trip to Fort McHenry.…

Learn More

Experiences

Related Events

12 September
2015 Baltimore Walk To End Lupus Now
September 12, 2015 – September 12, 2015
27 September
5th Annual Run Wild for Autis
September 27, 2015 – September 27, 2015
7 May
98 Rock The Dock Summer Concert Series
May 7, 2015 – September 24, 2015
Explore All Events
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement