Phoenix Shot Tower (1828)

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.
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Sat-Sun, tours: 4pm or by appointment
May-Nov: Sun, 10am-12N.


801 E. Fayette St
Baltimore MD 21202
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Rated 4 by ARodriguezP

June 11, 2019


Important to 19th century warfare

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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Rated 4 by lpMaggi713

November 03, 2017


Iconic Tower!

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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Rated 4 by mesatraveler

September 24, 2017


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 the most interesting part. Tours are not available during re-construction, but you can walk or...

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