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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.

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Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum
Camden Yards
216 Emory St. Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 727-1539
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
Civic Works - Clifton Mansion
Civic Works - Clifton Mansion
Cold Stream Homestead Montebello
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Civic Works - Clifton Mansion
Cold Stream Homestead Montebello
2701 St. Lo Dr. Baltimore, MD 21213
(410) 366-8533
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The Baltimore Streetcar Museum, Inc.
Station North
1901 Falls Rd. Baltimore, MD 21211
(410) 547-0264

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