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Baltimore Civil War Museum

601 South President Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, USA

Built in 1849 as the terminus of the Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore Railroad, President Street Station was an important junction for the Underground Railroad and the Civil War. It was the site of the first bloodshed of the war on April 19, 1861, when Southern sympathizers clashed with Massachusetts volunteers en route to Washington. The 1849 train station -- one of the oldest in the country -- houses a permanent collection that tells of Baltimore during the Civil War and also addresses Maryland's railroad history and the building's role in the Underground Railroad.


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From I-95 take exit 53 and follow signs to downtown. Turn right on Pratt Street and proceed approximately 0.75 mile to President Street; turn right. Museum is at corner of President and Fleet Streets. From I-83 follow 83 to its end where it becomes President Street. Follow President Street to Fleet Street.

Visitor Services

Museum, tours, gift shop, visitors center, rest rooms, handicapped access.

Regular Events

April 19, commemoration of first blood shed of the Civil War; call about other events.

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Admission Fee

Adults $4.00, children Free, seniors $3.00, students $3.00.


Daily: 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.; Closed: Thanksgiving and Christmas.



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