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Phoenix Shot Tower

801 E. Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21202-4712
+1 410-837-5424
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Interesting For History Buffs

The place is being restored so you don't get to see it all...sadly. If you don't have the time for... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2017
John M
via mobile
Find out why it is there

We walked to the Shot tower because we could see it from everywhere. Well, heck! It sure is tall... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2017
New York City, New York
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  • Average36%
  • Poor0%
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9 Jun 2017
“Interesting For History Buffs”
24 Mar 2017
“Find out why it is there”
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801 E. Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21202-4712
+1 410-837-5424
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Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

The place is being restored so you don't get to see it all...sadly. If you don't have the time for the tour at least find a parking space and look at it.

Thank John M
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We walked to the Shot tower because we could see it from everywhere. Well, heck! It sure is tall! And - really interesting "what is it." I'm not going to tell you - but - read. Again: I was not there with young children or...More

Thank tressed
Reviewed 9 November 2016

This is a quick side-trip but you should stop and read the plaques because it is so unusual. After seeing it from afar so many times, it was nice to go up and take a good long look.

Thank 2005-travel-lover
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Truly fascinating story is well presented inside -- about how the tower was constructed, how it was used to make shot, and how the city rallied to save it from demolition in the 1920s. This is a totally unique site. We were not allowed to...More

Thank Wanderlust777
Reviewed 26 March 2016

We walked by this afternoon after visiting the flag museum. It reminded me of a round red Washington monument. It stands over the Police memorial. Unfortunantly it was not open.

Thank bLiselotte
Reviewed 2 November 2015

We visited on a beautiful Sunday. We briefly toured the Carroll Mansion first (where you pay and tell them you want the Shot Tower tour). Carroll Mansion is nice, interesting artwork, but not too much to see otherwise. Carroll Mansion oversees the Mansion, Shot Tower,...More

Thank 1AnnieEliza
Reviewed 25 October 2015

Also known as The Old Baltimore Shot Tower, the tower was built in 1828 and is 215 + feet tall. The cornerstone was set by Maryland Patriot Charles Carroll of Carrollton. It is entirely made of 1.1 million bricks. It was the tallest building in...More

Thank Maggi713
Reviewed 16 August 2015

The shot tower is difficult to rank because there are pros and cons. First the pros. It is a very historic building that must be toured by any history buff. The tour guide did a great job in telling the history of the tower; both...More

1  Thank Justin W
Reviewed 23 April 2015

You can't miss the Old Baltimore Shot Tower. It's one of the must see sites & a great piece of Baltimore history.

Thank Shawnwaskey
Reviewed 26 November 2014

The Phoenix Shot Tower is a testament to Baltimore's history, surrounded by modern buildings in a less-touristy part of town, between Johns Hopkins and Little Italy. It is a very tall, very thin, brick tower, where, according to the placard by it, rifle shot was...More

3  Thank suzieqmom
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