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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

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Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum
Camden Yards
216 Emory St. Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 727-1539
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The Baltimore Streetcar Museum, Inc.
Station North
1901 Falls Rd. Baltimore, MD 21211
(410) 547-0264
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Pride of Baltimore, Inc.
Inner Harbor
2700 Lighthouse Point E. Baltimore, MD 21224
(410) 539-1151
Evergreen Museum & Library
Evergreen Museum & Library
Charles Village/Homewood
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Evergreen Museum & Library
Charles Village/Homewood
3400 N. Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21218
(410) 516-0341

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Baltimore Visitor Center

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Places to Visit in Civil War Baltimore

Visit these top sites of historical significance in and around Baltimore to see how the story of the Civil War unfolded in the city, and to feel its lingering aftermath.…

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Discovering Fort McHenry National Monument & Historical Shrine

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Take a Journey from Roads to Rails

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