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.
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 go to the top (sorry to have missed the views), but the view from down... 更多
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, and a few other historic sites in the area. Our guide was so knowledgeable, he... 更多
The shot tower is difficult to rank because there are pros and cons. First the pros. It is a very historic building that must be toured by any history buff. The tour guide did a great job in telling the history of the tower; both its time as a shot tower and after. Pictures were around the room showing the... 更多
The Phoenix Shot Tower is a testament to Baltimore's history, surrounded by modern buildings in a less-touristy part of town,... 更多