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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

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Irish Shrine and Railroad Workers Museum
Westside
918-20 Lemmon Street Baltimore, MD 21223
(410) 669-8154
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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Baltimore Museum of Industry
Federal Hill
Inner Harbor South, 1415 Key Highway Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 727-4808
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Westminster Hall & Burying Ground
Westside
519 W. Fayette St. Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 706-2072

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Civil War Trip Ideas

Baltimore Visitor Center

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Baltimore in the Civil War

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Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

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Historic Sites in Baltimore: The War of 1812 Photo Tour

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