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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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Washington Monument and Mt. Vernon Place
Mount Vernon
699 N. Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 962-5070
Zion Church of the City of Baltimore
Zion Church of the City of Baltimore
Inner Harbor/City Center
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Zion Church of the City of Baltimore
Inner Harbor/City Center
400 E. Lexington Street Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 727-3939
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
Star-Spangled Banner Flag House
Star-Spangled Banner Flag House
Historic Jonestown
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Star-Spangled Banner Flag House
Historic Jonestown
844 E. Pratt St. Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 837-1793

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Baltimore in the Civil War

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