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Baltimore Civil War Museum

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Address: 601 President Street, Inner Harbor East, Baltimore, MD 21202-4472
Phone Number: 443-220-0290
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Worth a stop if you have some time to kill.

It's a nice stop but not a must. You need less than an hour. Interesting civil war facts about the area. You can also get some history on the building itself.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2016
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Philadelphia, PA
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

I'm a history buff, with family born in the north and myself in the south. My brother's undergraduate degree is in US History, so when growing up we played all kinds of war games, including the Blue & Grey. This place is interesting only for those really interested in a small part of the Civil War: the local region's unique... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

It's a nice stop but not a must. You need less than an hour. Interesting civil war facts about the area. You can also get some history on the building itself.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

If you are a Civil War buff this is a good place to visit. It describes the angst Baltimore went through being in the middle, geographically, of the famous conflict. It's not a big museum but has many interesting displays and artifacts.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

I walked a good ways from my hotel to get to the museum, but there were good things to look at along the way. I walked in and wasn't exactly sure what I would find. I think it was $2 or $3 to walk through the museum. I thought that was amazingly cheap, but the place is also very small.... More 

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Thank Josh C
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The Civil War Museum is located near the inner harbor on President Street. There is a fee to visit the museum- it isn't free. The cost was $3 for adults and $2 for children/students.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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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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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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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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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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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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