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Civil War Museum, Baltimore

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The President Street Station in Baltimore, Maryland, is a former train station. Built in 1850, the station was an important rail transportation link during the Civil War. Today, it is the oldest surviving big-city railroad terminal in the United States and is home to the Baltimore Civil War Museum.HistoryThe Baltimore and Port Deposit Rail Road (B&PD), founded in 1832, completed a rail line from Baltimore to the western shore of the Susquehanna River in 1837. The railroad’s Baltimore terminus was on the east side of the "Basin," now known as the Inner Harbor, at the southern end of President Street. The B&PD exchanged freight cars with the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O), which had built a track (along Pratt Street) to the east Basin area from its original Mount Clare depot on the western side of the business district. The B&PD and its successor company, the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad (PW&B), transferred passengers to the B&O downtown depot at Pratt and Charles streets by a horse-drawn car on B&O's connecting track. (The city prohibited the operation of locomotives on this track.) By 1838, the PW&B was carrying passengers from Philadelphia to Baltimore, where they could transfer to the B&O and continue to Washington, D.C.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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 perio...  more »
  • 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 ar...  more »
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  • Great museum detailing Baltimore Civil War history. The museum is run by volunteers and only has a $3 cover charge.
  • Very cute little museum, lots of interesting facts about Baltimore's history back in the Civil war era. And the gentleman volunteer staff member was very kind. Thank you!
  • CIVIL WAR MUSEUM IS OPEN!!!!!!! FREE ADMISSION 7-DAYS A WEEK MON.-SAT. 10-5 SUN.12-5 COME LEARN, REMEMBER AND COMMEMORATE BALTIMORE AND MARYLAND'S ROLE IN THE CIVIL WAR DURING THE WAR'S SESQUICENTENNIAL(150th anniversary) At President Street Station: In Feb. 1861 Newly elected President Lincoln "snuck" through Baltimore and the Station in the middle of the night under "Threat" of assassination. In April 1861 was the Starting point of the Pratt St. Riot the "First Blood shed of the Civil War" And is On the National Underground Railroad Network/Trail:Frederick Douglass,Henry "Box" Brown and the body of abolitionist John Brown. All passed through the train Station.