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Baltimore Civil War Museum

601 President Street, Inner Harbor East, Baltimore, MD 21202
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Ranked #79 of 133 Attractions in Baltimore
Type: Museums
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Type: Museums
Thu - Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Moscow, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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117 reviews 117 reviews
13 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
43 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013 via mobile

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
16 helpful votes 16 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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27 reviews 27 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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Ravenel, South Carolina
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207 reviews 207 reviews
35 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We stopped in here while walking around Baltimore. Well worth stopping to see. It's free and really gives you insite into all that was happening up north.

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New York City, New York
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197 reviews 197 reviews
25 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

The Baltimore Civil War Museum contains a few interesting pieces of history. It details the significance that Maryland had in the Civil War very well, but it doesn't contain much regarding the rest of the larger war. Still, this place is a good place to spend a bit of time, even if only to get a reprieve from the heat.

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