Tourism Tuesday: The Carroll Mansion and Phoenix Shot Tower Tours

August 6th, 2013 by Chris Furino


Carroll MansionSaturdays and Sundays from Noon-4pm

Carroll Museum – 800 E. Lombard Street

Experience 200 years of history by participating in a guided tour of The Carroll Mansion and Phoenix Shot Tower. Every Saturday and Sunday, from Noon-4pm, visitors can learn about two iconic Baltimore landmarks in Jonestown, the city’s most historic neighborhood with origins dating back to 1661. The Carroll Mansion holds historic relevance in the city as it has served many roles, from being the home of Charles Carroll (an early advocate for freedom from Great Britain) to a vocational school and recreation center, in its 200 year existence. Similarly, the Shot Tower holds major significance for the city as it served as our nation’s largest building from its conception until 1846 at 215 feet. For many years, the tower served significance as it annually made over 2 million pounds of “drop” shot, used for small game hunting. The towers current exhibit includes a sound and light show, and a video on the production of shot. Admission is $5 for adults; $4 for children, seniors 65 and up, students, and military; and free for children 6 and under. Groups of 10 or more can also make reservations for tours outside of the regular business hours. So, grab your friends and family and head down to The Carroll Mansion and Phoenix Shot Tower to learn about some Baltimore History!

For more information, check out the Carroll Museum’s website.




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