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KTravlos Inactive Member28 Feb 2017 1:48 p.m. PST

I was able to check out four historical sites in Baltimore. I was not able to visit the Olympia in Philadelphia as the distance defeated me. Shame on me. So I made up by exploring most of what Baltimore has to offer for the person interested in military history.

Fort McHenry

Lighthouse Chesapeake and Civil War Museum

USS Torsk

USS Constellation

Enjoy the photos, and videos were available.

With Respect

Stepman328 Feb 2017 3:02 p.m. PST

I live and work in Baltimore. You hit the only redeeming sites in this blighted city but if you wanna buy some heroin, well you came to the right stop…If you ever make it to the surrounding county you'll run into lots of great historical sites. Battle of North Point site is worth a look, Jerusalem Mills is nice. A small ACW skirmish took place there and they recreate old baseball games there as well…

jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP28 Feb 2017 3:36 p.m. PST

I loved visiting Baltimore ,always enjoyed it. Thanx for sharing photos.

John Miller Inactive Member28 Feb 2017 4:25 p.m. PST

Stepman3: What ever its many faults may be, it's got some great saloons, IMHO. John Miller

Clays Russians Inactive Member28 Feb 2017 5:59 p.m. PST

Step man, I lived on ft mead for three years and tried several times to find North Point, closest I think I got was a dilipedated old drive in movie. Never found the site. Had a road atlas and a West Point atlas, three times- got zero. This was in 1987-88

Bill N01 Mar 2017 5:31 a.m. PST

Not war related but the B&O Museum used to be excellent, with a large selection of 19th century locomotives. My kids used to like the Aquarium.

KSmyth01 Mar 2017 6:43 a.m. PST

I visited Baltimore nearly six years ago from Tacoma WA. There is a fairly unsatisfactory North Point site. It's even marked by a relatively uninteresting marker. I've also visited Bladensburg battlefield, also relatively unmarked near the Fort Lincoln site and cemetery with the Joshua Barney marker. Just followed my nose.

JMcCarroll Inactive Member01 Mar 2017 8:47 a.m. PST

OMG i thought they were moving Historicon there. Dodged that bullet.

Stepman301 Mar 2017 9:03 a.m. PST

I'm just fed up with Baltimore as a whole. In all seriousness it's not to bad of a place, if you are vigilant about your surroundings. Patterson Park has some nice views and was used since the war of 1812 for a camp, hospital and prison until WWII. The Greenmount Cemetery is the resting place for lots of historical figures, many Generals and J.W. Booth. The Battle of Northpoint site is unfortunately a victim of urban sprawl. Lots of old factory housing went up on its site during the factory heyday in the 40's when history wasn't a huge consideration. Baltimore has been subjected to poor management for years with crime and urban decay being the result…

John Miller Inactive Member01 Mar 2017 7:47 p.m. PST

Stepman3: I do appreciate where your coming from. Lived here almost fifty years and still like it. Would it be any worse than Detroit, Philly, Chicago, or DC for that matter, I wonder? Have to agree about mismanagement though. Thanks, John Miller

EJNashIII02 Mar 2017 5:26 p.m. PST

Actually, most any part of DC worth visiting is quite nice and quite upscale. Most of the blight is now across the Anacostia river or in the far north east part of the city. Baltimore is mainly a victim of the burbs. Business and the middle class moved out to the ring, particularly to the north or closer to DC jobs. That said, the inner harbor out to Fort McHenry on Locust Point is out of my peasant's price range. All yuppied up and pretty nice. Same with Roland Park with the old money in the north part of the City. Stepmen3 mentioned Greenmount. Does have some interesting graves, but is in a fairly unsafe area. If you are into cemeteries check out Confederate hill and the old Federal cemetery at Loudon park on the west side. Not a great neighborhood either, but far safer than Greenmount. I also agree with Bill. No trip to Baltimore without visiting the B&O railroad museum. It is in a so/so neighborhood, but they are fenced in, including the parking. Awesome collection.

EJNashIII02 Mar 2017 5:50 p.m. PST

Other interesting Baltimore sights.

SS John Brown One of the last 2 operational Liberty ships of WWII

Fells Point a 18th/19th century small town of it's own within the city. Known for it's bars and restaurants.

USCGC Taney The remaining Pearl Harbor ship.

B&O railroad museum

EJNashIII02 Mar 2017 6:03 p.m. PST

While not of our hobby, something to think about if the family is tagging along on a trip. Baltimore has the nation's biggest my little pony convention in the summer followed by a very large comic con. All a short distance from the inner harbor shopping venues and the baseball stadium

Tricorne197103 Mar 2017 9:11 a.m. PST

Maryland Historical Society had a great War of 1812 exhibition.

Just up the road is Brandywine.

Grimmnar Supporting Member of TMP03 Mar 2017 1:29 p.m. PST

And you all have missed the most important site to see in Baltimore…..ME :-)


Clays Russians Inactive Member03 Mar 2017 3:57 p.m. PST

I've heard a rumor, that the British dead from the battles and the march to and from Baltimore now rest under a city dump on the Pennisula in the area of the north point battlefield.

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