Maryland Heritage Areas Authority awards $90,000 to revitalize the Phoenix Shot Tower

Carroll Museums, Inc. is pleased to announce a $90,000 grant from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority to support the revitalization of the Phoenix Shot Tower. These funds will be matched 1:1 by City Bond funding secured by Baltimore voters last fall.

Carroll Museums will use these funds to complete the design and implementation of new lighting and stair improvements at the Shot Tower. The goal is to improve safety along the interior stair and have better public access to reach the tower’s upper floors and roof.

“Carroll Museums wants to provide an immersive experience at the Tower,” said Paula Hankins Carroll Museums Executive Director. “One that conveys the scale of the building and what it might have felt like to be a 19th century Tower worker. We also want guests to experience the historical narrative of Baltimore City using the 360 degree vista from the tower’s top. It’s a living “map” from Fort McHenry to Baltimore County.”

This grant is one of 52 that the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority recently awarded statewide. The grants support heritage tourism projects and activities that draw visitors and expand economic development and tourism-related job creation throughout Maryland.