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Doors Open Baltimore

Explore Charm City

Doors Open Baltimore is expanding to 2 days in 2017, which means you can explore Baltimore even more!

Saturday, October 28: Visit participating sites
Sunday, October 29: Attend special events

Add Doors Open 2017 to your calendar 10-28-2017 10:00:00 10-29-2017 16:00:00 15 Doors Open Baltimore 2017 Baltimore, Maryland Baltimore Architecture Foundation MM/DD/YYYY Contact Us Volunteer

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Phoenix Shot Tower

801 E. Fayette St, Baltimore, MD 21201 www.carrollmuseums.org

The Merchant’s Shot Tower was named for the lead shot that was manufactured there from 1828 to 1892. Molten lead was dropped from a platform at the top of the tower, traveling through a colander-like device into a vat of cold water to create the shot. Annually, the tower produced 2.5 million pounds of shot, used for small game hunting. At over 234 feet tall, it was the tallest structure in the United States for nearly two decades. Although the tower was slated for demolition in 1921, a group of Baltimore citizens banded together to save the building, purchasing it in 1924 and later donating it to the city to be preserved. Take part in family-friendly arts and crafts projects during Doors Open Baltimore!

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