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Phoenix Shot Tower

801 E. Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21202-4712
+1 410-837-5424
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A small piece of history

It's hard to miss this brick tower in the heart of old Baltimore, but the history of making shot is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
mesa az
Shot Tower Visit

So to visit you must go to the Carrol House and buy a ticket there. Tours are available only at... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Laurel, Maryland
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801 E. Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21202-4712
+1 410-837-5424
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's hard to miss this brick tower in the heart of old Baltimore, but the history of making shot is the most interesting part. Tours are not available during re-construction, but you can walk or drive by or see it on the Baltimore Trolley tour.

1  Thank mesatraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So to visit you must go to the Carrol House and buy a ticket there. Tours are available only at 1600 on Sat and Sun. The place is worth visiting with an interesting history and some serious exercise if you want to take the steps...More

1  Thank Jackalcall
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Built in 1828, it contains approximately 1.1 million bricks. Interesting to learn how the shot was made and how Baltimore residents rallied to save the historic Shot Tower from being torn down.

1  Thank hrs314
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

The place is being restored so you don't get to see it all...sadly. If you don't have the time for the tour at least find a parking space and look at it.

1  Thank John M
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We walked to the Shot tower because we could see it from everywhere. Well, heck! It sure is tall! And - really interesting "what is it." I'm not going to tell you - but - read. Again: I was not there with young children or...More

1  Thank tressed
Reviewed 10 November 2016

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.

1  Thank 2005-travel-lover
Reviewed 23 October 2016

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...More

1  Thank Wanderlust777
Reviewed 27 March 2016

We walked by this afternoon after visiting the flag museum. It reminded me of a round red Washington monument. It stands over the Police memorial. Unfortunantly it was not open.

1  Thank bLiselotte
Reviewed 2 November 2015

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,...More

1  Thank 1AnnieEliza
Reviewed 25 October 2015

Also known as The Old Baltimore Shot Tower, the tower was built in 1828 and is 215 + feet tall. The cornerstone was set by Maryland Patriot Charles Carroll of Carrollton. It is entirely made of 1.1 million bricks. It was the tallest building in...More

1  Thank Maggi713
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