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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.

Featured Places to Visit

Phoenix Shot Tower
Phoenix Shot Tower
Historic Jonestown
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Phoenix Shot Tower
Historic Jonestown
801 E. Fayette St. Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 605-2964
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
Baltimore Heritage
Mount Vernon
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Baltimore Heritage
Mount Vernon
11 1/2 W. Chase St. Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 332-9992
Star-Spangled Banner Flag House
Star-Spangled Banner Flag House
Historic Jonestown
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Star-Spangled Banner Flag House
Historic Jonestown
844 E. Pratt St. Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 837-1793

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Civil War Trip Ideas

Unfurl History – and Our National Symbol

Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine  …

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Historic Sites in Baltimore: The War of 1812 Photo Tour
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…

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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.…

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