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Baltimore Civil War Museum

601 President St, Inner Harbor East, Baltimore, MD 21202-4472
+1 443-220-0290
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A Must for Civil War Buffs

The Baltimore Civil War Museum is a must stop for any "Civil War Buff" who visits Baltimore. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Steve M
Eagleville, Pennsylvania
History of Baltimore in the Civil War

The museum tells the story of Baltimore in the Civil War - where the Civil War actually began and... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
ray j
washington dc
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601 President St, Inner Harbor East, Baltimore, MD 21202-4472
+1 443-220-0290
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Baltimore Civil War Museum is a must stop for any "Civil War Buff" who visits Baltimore. The volunteers who greet You at the front door and work the Museum are very friendly, The Museum only asks for a $3.00 donation. There is a small...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 3 April 2017

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
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...More

Thank Christopher F
Reviewed 24 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...More

Thank Marciahi
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...More

Thank JPSaleebyMD
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...More

Thank Joseph M
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...More

Thank Karen S
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...More

Thank jcwbesq
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
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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