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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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Westminster Hall & Burying Ground
Westside
519 W. Fayette St. Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 706-2072
Jewish Museum of Maryland
Jewish Museum of Maryland
Historic Jonestown
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Jewish Museum of Maryland
Historic Jonestown
15 Lloyd St. Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 732-6400
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Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum
Camden Yards
216 Emory Street Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 727-1539
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Mother Seton House & Historic Seminary Chapel
Westside
600 N. Paca Street Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 728-6464

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Unfurl History – and Our National Symbol

Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine  …

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Historic Sites in Baltimore: The War of 1812 Photo Tour
Discovering Fort McHenry National Monument & Historical Shrine

With special events, activities for kids, and much more, no visit to Baltimore is complete without a trip to Fort McHenry.…

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