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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

Baltimore Museum of Industry
Baltimore Museum of Industry
Federal Hill
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Baltimore Museum of Industry
Federal Hill
Inner Harbor South, 1415 Key Highway Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 727-4808
B&O Railroad Museum
B&O Railroad Museum
Westside
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B&O Railroad Museum
Westside
901 W. Pratt St. Baltimore, MD 21223
(410) 752-2490
Historic Ships In Baltimore
Historic Ships In Baltimore
Inner Harbor
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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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Baltimore Civil War Museum at President Street Station
Harbor East
601 President St. Baltimore, MD 21202
(443) 220-0290

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Discovering Fort McHenry National Monument & Historical Shrine

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Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

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Places to Visit in Civil War Baltimore

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