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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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Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum
Camden Yards
216 Emory Street Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 727-1539
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Washington Monument and Mt. Vernon Place
Mount Vernon
699 N. Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 962-5070
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Irish Shrine and Railroad Workers Museum
Westside
918-20 Lemmon Street Baltimore, MD 21223
(410) 669-8154
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Historic Ships In Baltimore
Inner Harbor
Pier 1, 301 E. Pratt St. Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 539-1797

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Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

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