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Address: 801 E. Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone Number: 410-837-5424
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Great history, can't climb.

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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York, Pennsylvania

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York, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 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 its time as a shot tower and after. Pictures were around the room showing the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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

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West Windsor Township, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 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 produced. Unfortunately, it is currently not open for viewing or tours, so you can only... More 

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Houston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

I toured the Shot Tower and Carroll Mansion on Sunday afternoon. Matt was my tour guide and he is an extremely knowledgable historian who peppers his descriptions with the funniest turn of a phrase. My cousin, who is a life long Baltimore resident and a true history buff, engaged Matt in a fascinating conversation covering the architecture, chemistry, politics, etc... More 

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Gurnee, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

One of the other memorable sights on our walk was this very tall tower. It's where rifle shot was produced - lead was dropped at the top of the tower, and as it fell into water at the bottom of the tower, it would be perfectly round to work in the rifle. From what we could see, there were no... More 

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Hammonton , N.J.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

The fact that they do not give tours anymore was not good. You have to read about its function through the years...

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

I go to the main postal station in the city, located at the Shot Tower/Market Place Metro Subway station. The tower's billboards were damaged by angry residents who witnessed the re-election of President Barack Obama, and the barriers posts were uplifted and cast on to the sidewalks near this attraction. Future progress will make this destination even MORE spectacular.

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CATONSVILLE
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Very interesting tour about a tower that people pass every day. Knowledgeable staff member makes it exciting.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

The Shot Tower is a must see for history buffs. While the museum and tour are small and simple there aren't many other places to capture this experience. The fact that it is in the heart of downtown it a huge added bonus.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

I used to pass this every day on the way to work and never really understood what it was or how it worked. Close to Little Italy, so walk off some calories and see it up close.

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