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Baltimore, Maryland: Phoenix Shot Tower

Vertical relic from the time when bullets were made using gravity and air friction. Over 200 feet high, the Tower was the tallest structure in America until surpassed by the Washington Monument. You can walk to the top up 300 steps.

801 E. Fayette St., Baltimore, MD
I-695 (Beltway) to I-83 south. At the end of expressway, turn left and you're looking at it. At the corner of Front and Fayette Sts.
Sa-Su 10-12, guided tours at 4. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $5.
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Phoenix Shot Tower.

Phoenix Shot Tower

This magnificent brick tower is located in a beautiful park setting in the heart of downtown Baltimore (If you're uncomfortable around the homeless, this is not a stop for you. This area is quite the gathering place for the less fortunate).

[Mike Gassmann, 12/13/2017]

Phoenix Shot Tower.

Phoenix Shot Tower

Just as the directions said. You can see it behind Port Discovery.

[Jen Storey, 03/19/2010]
Phoenix Shot Tower

Built in 1828, cornerstone laid by Charles Carroll of Carrolton, last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence. The brickwork is original. You can go to the top by arrangement. Audio and visual presentations -- brief history of tower and brief history of the first tower in Bristol, England, respectively.

[Henry Katz, 05/21/2006]

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