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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.

Featured Places to Visit

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Maryland Historical Society
Mount Vernon
201 W. Monument St. Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 685-3750
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Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment District
Westside
21 S Eutaw St. Baltimore, MD 21202
(443) 874-3596
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National Museum of Dentistry
Downtown West
31 S. Greene St. Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 706-0600

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Civil War Trip Ideas

Discovering Fort McHenry National Monument & Historical Shrine

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Baltimore in the Civil War

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Unfurl History – and Our National Symbol

Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine  …

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The Civil War in Baltimore

Visit these top sites of historical significance in and around Baltimore to see how the story of the Civil War unfolded in the city, and to feel its lingering aftermath.…

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