The museum tells the story of Baltimore in the Civil War - where the Civil War actually began and where President Lincoln arrived secretly to evade capture. The guides (especially Paul) are very informative.
Go on a Sunday when the volunteer receptionist is there for an outstanding intro/synopsis tour of the museum. The museum is small, but is looking to expand to the 2nd floor in spring of 2017. The main exhibit focuses on Baltimore's pratt street riots which drew the first blood of the war. there is a 1.6 mile walking tour that... 更多
What a pleasant surprise! I had an excellent tour with a very knowledgable volunteer docent. I am a Civil War buff and an historian and could not believe how much I learned. Not only does the museum cover the story of Baltimore in the Civil War and the story of the President Street train station (oldest in the USA) but... 更多
A very small and crowded museum, $3 admission is worth the price to help support this piece of American history. Very tight and cramped quarters. Focused really on the riot of 1861 that occurred there at the onset of the war. Also memorialized the initial slain in the conflict that was to follow. Staffed by volunteers with an interest in... 更多
I went with my dad. We are both history buffs and we were also in Baltimore to see the Yankees play the Orioles. Overall the museum offers a lot of history and a few artifacts from the Civil War period. I only wish that there was more to see, but I do recommend that you stop in if you happen... 更多
For a $3.00 entrance fee you can learn some history about the civil war and how Baltimore and the railroad played a part. The gentleman gave same great snippet of history based on the pictures that are on display. He made it interesting even to a non-history buff
I'm a history buff, with family born in the north and myself in the south. My brother's undergraduate degree is in US History, so when growing up we played all kinds of war games, including the Blue & Grey. This place is interesting only for those really interested in a small part of the Civil War: the local region's unique... 更多
It's a nice stop but not a must. You need less than an hour. Interesting civil war facts about the area. You can also get some history on the building itself.
If you are a Civil War buff this is a good place to visit. It describes the angst Baltimore went through being in the middle, geographically, of the famous conflict. It's not a big museum but has many interesting displays and artifacts.
I walked a good ways from my hotel to get to the museum, but there were good things to look at along the way. I walked in and wasn't exactly sure what I would find. I think it was $2 or $3 to walk through the museum. I thought that was amazingly cheap, but the place is also very small.... 更多