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This past Saturday, my husband and I were able to visit the Phoenix Shot Tower, also known as the... read more

Reviewed November 3, 2017
lpMaggi713
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Baltimore, Maryland
A small piece of history

It's hard to miss this brick tower in the heart of old Baltimore, but the history of making shot is... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2017
mesatraveler
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Mesa, Arizona
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Reviewed November 3, 2017

This past Saturday, my husband and I were able to visit the Phoenix Shot Tower, also known as the Old Baltimore Shot Tower, which is a red brick shot tower, 234 feet tall, at the foot of the Jones Falls Expressway. When it was completed...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank lpMaggi713
Reviewed September 24, 2017

It's hard to miss this brick tower in the heart of old Baltimore, but the history of making shot is the most interesting part. Tours are not available during re-construction, but you can walk or drive by or see it on the Baltimore Trolley tour.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank mesatraveler
Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

So to visit you must go to the Carrol House and buy a ticket there. Tours are available only at 1600 on Sat and Sun. The place is worth visiting with an interesting history and some serious exercise if you want to take the steps...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

Built in 1828, it contains approximately 1.1 million bricks. Interesting to learn how the shot was made and how Baltimore residents rallied to save the historic Shot Tower from being torn down.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank hrs314
Reviewed June 9, 2017 via mobile

The place is being restored so you don't get to see it all...sadly. If you don't have the time for the tour at least find a parking space and look at it.

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank John M
Reviewed March 24, 2017

We walked to the Shot tower because we could see it from everywhere. Well, heck! It sure is tall! And - really interesting "what is it." I'm not going to tell you - but - read. Again: I was not there with young children or...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Suz S
Reviewed November 9, 2016

This is a quick side-trip but you should stop and read the plaques because it is so unusual. After seeing it from afar so many times, it was nice to go up and take a good long look.

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank 2005-travel-lover
Reviewed October 22, 2016

Truly fascinating story is well presented inside -- about how the tower was constructed, how it was used to make shot, and how the city rallied to save it from demolition in the 1920s. This is a totally unique site. We were not allowed to...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Wanderlust777
Reviewed March 26, 2016

We walked by this afternoon after visiting the flag museum. It reminded me of a round red Washington monument. It stands over the Police memorial. Unfortunantly it was not open.

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank bLiselotte
Reviewed November 2, 2015

We visited on a beautiful Sunday. We briefly toured the Carroll Mansion first (where you pay and tell them you want the Shot Tower tour). Carroll Mansion is nice, interesting artwork, but not too much to see otherwise. Carroll Mansion oversees the Mansion, Shot Tower,...More

Date of experience: November 2015
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