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Baltimore Civil War Museum

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Address: 601 President Street, Inner Harbor East, Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone Number: 443-220-0290
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Thu - Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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This little museum is very tightly focussed on the Baltimore Riots and has done amazing work in evoking Baltimore-of-the-time with information boards and a very few interactive... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2013
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Perth, Australia
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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138 reviews 138 reviews
64 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We were somewhat disappointed in this little museum. There is only a $3 admission, so at least it's inexpensive. The main problem is they have such a jumble of things that don't tie together well. Many things are unexplained, which is necessary for the viewer to understand their relevance to the Civil War. I believe several well-meaning individuals have collected... More 

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We stopped in at this museum on a walk through the neighborhood. Although other sites stated that it wa free, there is a $3 charge for the museum. As stated in other reviews, it is quite small. It isn't a "destination" museum; if traveling out of your way to specifically visit it, you may be disappointed. However, as another stop... More 

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Moscow, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This museum is a wonderful hidden treasure. Located just a 5 minute walk from the Constellation and other Inner Harbor attractions, the museum is a piece of history itself. It is the station that Union soldiers passed through on their way to Washington, after being attacked by a mob in the city. It is filled with interesting and rare artifacts... More 

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Great Falls, Virginia
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167 reviews 167 reviews
15 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I probably have more civil war memorbilia in my basement. Walked by the place a dozen times. Now I know to keep walking. There is nothing positive to say about this place.

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Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
49 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

This place is quite small and didn't have much of interest to us. It was free, but we made a special trip to see it, and parking was expensive. If you are in the area might be worth swinging by. The docent was friendly and helpful.

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Perth, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

This little museum is very tightly focussed on the Baltimore Riots and has done amazing work in evoking Baltimore-of-the-time with information boards and a very few interactive displays. It was an absolute treat to find and did a much better job at connecting me with a past-event than many larger and more well-funded museums. Kudos.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

If you read Civil War history you should check this out. Not excellent, but puts you at the scene. Friendly staff helps with all info.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We stumbled upon this museum while walking to Fells Point and it was the highlight of the day. Small but interesting displays with great information. It was originally a rail road station and has a lot of history. Abe Lincoln walked in this station. It played a big part in the Underground Railroad (read the stories of some of the... More 

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Port Republic, MD
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We were across the street and notice that the Baltimore Civil War Museum was there. The family went in, and to our surprise there was no admission (donation box was on counter, no pressure to give). Inside had many touch and see items, very interesting facts on the Mason Dixon Line and some touch items. The clerk was very helpful... More 

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Pottsville, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

I was very disappointed in this museum. It is extremely small and has very few artifacts and interactive displays that are quite rudimentary. You can do the museum in a half hour but it isn't worth it. The woman on duty told me and another customer she'd be back and then went outside to talk on her cell phone, leaving... More 

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