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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.

Featured Places to Visit

Homewood Museum
Homewood Museum
Charles Village/Homewood
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Homewood Museum
Charles Village/Homewood
3400 N. Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21218
(410) 516-5589
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 Dr. Baltimore, MD 21213
(410) 366-8533
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Historic Ships In Baltimore
Inner Harbor
Pier 1, 301 E. Pratt St. Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 539-1797
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

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Civil War Trip Ideas

Historic Sites in Baltimore: The War of 1812 Photo Tour
Places to Visit in Civil War Baltimore

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Discovering Fort McHenry National Monument & Historical Shrine

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Baltimore Visitor Center

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