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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 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.

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U.S. Naval Academy - Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center
South - 20+ miles
52 King George St. Annapolis, MD 21402
(410) 293-8111
Homewood Museum
Homewood Museum
Charles Village/Homewood
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Homewood Museum
Charles Village/Homewood
3400 N. Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21218
(410) 516-5589
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Westminster Hall & Burying Ground
Westside
519 W. Fayette St. Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 706-2072
Civic Works - Clifton Mansion
Civic Works - Clifton Mansion
North - Less than 10 miles
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Civic Works - Clifton Mansion
North - Less than 10 miles
2701 St. Lo Dr. Baltimore, MD 21213
(410) 366-8533

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Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

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