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

Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum
Camden Yards
216 Emory Street Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 727-1539
Irish Shrine and Railroad Workers Museum
Washington Village
918-20 Lemmon St. Baltimore, MD 21223
(410) 347-4747
Pride of Baltimore, Inc.
Inner Harbor
2700 Lighthouse Point East Baltimore, MD 21224
(410) 539-1151
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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Civil War Trip Ideas

Historic Sites in Baltimore: The War of 1812 Photo Tour
Baltimore Visitor Center

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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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