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Baltimore Civil War Museum

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Address: 601 President St, Inner Harbor East, Baltimore, MD 21202-4472
Phone Number:
+1 443-220-0290
10:00 - 17:00
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Thu - Mon 10:00 - 17:00

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Small but interesting

Go on a Sunday when the volunteer receptionist is there for an outstanding intro/synopsis tour of the museum. The museum is small, but is looking to expand to the 2nd floor in... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2017
Christopher F
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washington dc
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum tells the story of Baltimore in the Civil War - where the Civil War actually began and where President Lincoln arrived secretly to evade capture. The guides (especially Paul) are very informative.

Thank ray j
McMurdo Station Antarctica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Go on a Sunday when the volunteer receptionist is there for an outstanding intro/synopsis tour of the museum. The museum is small, but is looking to expand to the 2nd floor in spring of 2017. The main exhibit focuses on Baltimore's pratt street riots which drew the first blood of the war. there is a 1.6 mile walking tour that... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

What a pleasant surprise! I had an excellent tour with a very knowledgable volunteer docent. I am a Civil War buff and an historian and could not believe how much I learned. Not only does the museum cover the story of Baltimore in the Civil War and the story of the President Street train station (oldest in the USA) but... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 399 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

A very small and crowded museum, $3 admission is worth the price to help support this piece of American history. Very tight and cramped quarters. Focused really on the riot of 1861 that occurred there at the onset of the war. Also memorialized the initial slain in the conflict that was to follow. Staffed by volunteers with an interest in... More 

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Kearny, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

I went with my dad. We are both history buffs and we were also in Baltimore to see the Yankees play the Orioles. Overall the museum offers a lot of history and a few artifacts from the Civil War period. I only wish that there was more to see, but I do recommend that you stop in if you happen... More 

Thank Joseph M
Martinsburg, West Virginia, United States
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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

For a $3.00 entrance fee you can learn some history about the civil war and how Baltimore and the railroad played a part. The gentleman gave same great snippet of history based on the pictures that are on display. He made it interesting even to a non-history buff

Thank Karen S
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

I'm a history buff, with family born in the north and myself in the south. My brother's undergraduate degree is in US History, so when growing up we played all kinds of war games, including the Blue & Grey. This place is interesting only for those really interested in a small part of the Civil War: the local region's unique... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2016

It's a nice stop but not a must. You need less than an hour. Interesting civil war facts about the area. You can also get some history on the building itself.

Thank Mailer1877
Baltimore, Maryland
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300 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016

If you are a Civil War buff this is a good place to visit. It describes the angst Baltimore went through being in the middle, geographically, of the famous conflict. It's not a big museum but has many interesting displays and artifacts.

Thank kjtripper
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60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

I walked a good ways from my hotel to get to the museum, but there were good things to look at along the way. I walked in and wasn't exactly sure what I would find. I think it was $2 or $3 to walk through the museum. I thought that was amazingly cheap, but the place is also very small.... More 

Thank Josh C

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