Carroll Museums Inc: Making History Yours


...revitalizing the Carroll Mansion and Phoenix Shot Tower in downtown Baltimore.

Explore 200 years of history at the Carroll Mansion, winter home of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, last living and only Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence. Follow the mansion’s evolution after Carroll’s death in 1832, into a saloon, immigrant tenement, vocational school, and recreation center.

Experience the Phoenix Shot Tower. Built in 1828, it was the tallest building in the US until 1846 and annually manufactured 2.5 million lbs. of “drop” shot. It is only one of three remaining shot towers in the United States.

Founded in 2002, Carroll Museums is an educational not-for-profit organization spearheading the revitalization of the Mansion and Tower through innovation, collaboration, and cultural stewardship. We welcome your support and involvement and look forward to sharing these fascinating sites with you.

Our website will help you plan your visit, learn more about the sites, and find out about upcoming events.

See you soon!