Phoenix Shot Tower (1828)

801 E. Fayette St, Baltimore, MD 21202 Get Directions 
Phone: 410-605-2964

Baltimore City

Central Maryland
Phoenix Shot Tower
Built in 1828, the tower was the tallest building in the U.S. until 1846 and annually manufactured 2.5 million pounds of "drop" shot.
Sat-Sun, tours: 4pm or by appointment; May-Nov: Sun, 10am-12N.



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June 11, 2019
These towers were used for creating lead shot by dropping molten lead from the top and into cold water where they would solidify into perfect round shapes. Baltimore had three at one time and there...
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November 3, 2017
This past Saturday, my husband and I were able to visit the Phoenix Shot Tower, also known as the Old Baltimore Shot Tower, which is a red brick shot tower, 234 feet tall, at the foot of the Jones...
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September 24, 2017
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...