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Phoenix Shot Tower

801 E. Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
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Ranked #71 of 157 Attractions in Baltimore
Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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26 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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.
11 reviews 11 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 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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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
26 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

Learned exact what a Shot Tower was used for. Informative and a great resource conservation trivia.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

This was a stop on a walking tour. Wasnt sure what it was when reading the reviews, but its where they made bullets. hence the shot. It was nice to hear the story of its past. However, across the street from where it sits is an old homeless camp. It no longer exist but around the shot tower was some... More

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Houston, TX
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2005

This is an interesting, quick sight. It is within walking distance of downtown Baltimore.

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