Public and reserved tours of the Carroll Mansion and Phoenix Shot Tower. Various special events and educational programs at both sites.
Home of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, last living signer of the Declaration of Independence, the Carroll Mansion became over time a saloon, tenement, school and recreation center. Built in 1828, the Phoenix Shot Tower was the tallest building in the US until 1846. It annually manufactured 2.5 million pounds of “drop” shot.
Carroll Mansion – Open for public tours Saturdays and Sundays 12 noon to 4pm. Ground floor is handicap accessible.
Phoenix Shot Tower – Public Tours given Saturdays and Sundays at 4pm beginning at the Carroll Mansion.
Shot Tower Metro is the closest stop. Also accessible via the orange line at Albemarle and Lombard. A limited number of free museum parking spaces are available on S. Front Street by the Carroll Mansion.