Museum Monday: Baltimore Civil War Museum

February 28th, 2011 by WLOY Staff

Are you aware that the first drops of Civil War blood were shed in Baltimore? In 1861, the war arrived in Baltimore and the Baltimore Civil War Museum was actually involved.

Originally built as a railroad terminal called President’s Street Station, the Baltimore Civil War Museum was hit during the 1861 riots. After loosing relevance in the early 1900’s the building it spent time as a warehouse and eventually fell idle.

After being restored in the 1990s, the building now appropriately houses artifacts and information regarding Baltimore’s role in the war. Baltimore holds a rich Civil War history due to its location midway location between the North and South. The museum provides visitors a chance to walk around in living history while learning about it as well.

The Baltimore Civil War Museum is located at:
601 South President Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

It is open every day from 10AM to 5PM. If you have any questions pertaining to the museum, you may call (410) 385-5188.

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