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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

Greater Baltimore History Alliance
Greater Baltimore History Alliance
North - 10 to 20 miles
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Greater Baltimore History Alliance
North - 10 to 20 miles
P.O. Box 375 Brooklandville, MD 21022
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Baltimore Civil War Museum at President Street Station
Harbor East
601 President St. Baltimore, MD 21202
(443) 220-0290
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Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum
Westside
P.O. Box 23773 Baltimore, MD 21223
(443) 327-9789
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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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