Climb the Shot Tower Tour

Meeting Place
Baltimore Phoenix Shot Tower, 801 East Fayette Street Baltimore, MD 21201

Sunday, October 3, 2021 10:00 am


Sunday, October 3, 2021 11:00 am

Tour Information

Tour Times

Tour 1: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Tour 2: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

About the Event

Suggested Donation: $10

Tour the Phoenix Shot Tower and take in the beautiful views from the top! After undergoing renovations, the Shot Tower is now open and available to climb. When built in 1828, the Shot Tower was the tallest structure in Baltimore. The tower was designed for manufacturing “drop” shot for small game hunting. The tower’s design is based on Englishman William Watt’s 1782 patented the process of making shot by pouring molten lead through colanders down the open shaft of a high tower. As it spun and cooled in the air the lead became “perfectly globular in form and smooth.” The “drops” were collected in a large water barrel at the tower’s base, then sorted by size and bagged for distribution. Today, the Shot Tower is a beloved Baltimore landmark, owned and maintained by Baltimore City.

In response to COVID 19 we are:

Requiring Proof of Vaccination

Requiring Masks/Social Distancing

Read Our Full 2021 COVID-19 Event Policy Here.

If you register for this event and cannot make it, please either cancel your ticket on Eventbrite or email us. Tours have limited capacity and we want to make sure as many people as possible can enjoy this tour.