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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 President Street Civil War Museum, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum, and Fort McHenry, 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
Civic Works- Clifton Mansion
Civic Works- Clifton Mansion
North - Less than 10 miles
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Civic Works- Clifton Mansion
North - Less than 10 miles
2701 St. Lo Drive Baltimore, MD 21213
(410) 366-8533
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Baltimore Civil War Museum at President Street Station
Harbor East
601 President St. Baltimore, MD 21202
(443) 220-0290
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The Baltimore Streetcar Museum, Inc.
Hampden
1901 Falls Rd. Baltimore, MD 21211
(410) 547-0264

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Baltimore Visitor Center

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Discovering Fort McHenry National Monument & Historical Shrine

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Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

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Baltimore in the Civil War

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