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Phoenix Shot Tower

801 E. Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
410-837-5424
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Ranked #76 of 133 Attractions in Baltimore
Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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West Windsor Township, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
26 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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126 reviews 126 reviews
42 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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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
99 reviews 99 reviews
26 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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Tampa,Fl
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74 reviews 74 reviews
62 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
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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