Carroll Museums, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of the Phoenix Shot Tower Mobile Game. This educational, multi-level game uses play to explore the science behind making drop-shot as well as the history of the Phoenix Shot Tower.  

Carroll Museums partnered with SierrAspen and Hibiscus Technology Solutions to create the mobile game. Major financial support was provided by the American Express Foundation.

“The game will be a fun and dynamic way to share the amazing history of Baltimore’s Shot Tower,” said Paula Hankins, Executive Director of Carroll Museums. “We also want it to generate interest in visiting the Tower, which is a National Landmark and one of only a few remaining shot towers in the world.”

In this fourteen-level game, players ascend the 215 foot Shot Tower, which was once the tallest building in America. Collecting materials along the way to make drop shot and overcoming obstacles the player will virtually experience the Shot Tower climb. The game is designed to be suitable for all ages.  

The game is currently available for download to iPhones and iPads through the iTunes Store.

Proceeds from the game support The Phoenix Challenge: Carroll Museum’s campaign to restore, renew, and reopen the Phoenix Shot Tower.

About Carroll Museums
Carroll Museums is the nonprofit organization spearheading the revitalization of Baltimore’s Carroll Mansion (ca. 1811) and Phoenix Shot Tower (1823) through innovation, collaboration, and cultural stewardship.

About Hibiscus Technology
Hibiscus Technology Solutions is a mobile, web, social and cloud application development company and has developed over 100 mobile apps for some of the top names in the US and abroad in the areas of media, travel, education, enterprise and technology.

About SierrAspen
SierrAspen a Silicon Valley Business Development firm provides a full spectrum of services to support both on shore and offshore firms to develop markets, services, outsourced or contract product development, Incubating startups and various IT services.

Carroll Museums hosts its annual History in a Glass Dinner and Auction May 7th!

Join us on Thursday May 7, 2015 for our annual gala to help raise funds to support the ongoing efforts of the Carroll Mansion and the Phoenix Shot Tower. This year, History in a Glass will be held at The Cloisters, 10440 Falls Road in Lutherville, MD. 

Food and wine pairings will be provided by top Baltimore caterers, including Chef's Expressions, Biddle Street Catering, The Classic Catering People, Creations by Gale, and Zeffert & Gold. The extensive silent auction will offer great gifts including unique experiences, certificates for accommodations, restaurants and spas, books, antiques, framed art, wine and gourmet food. 

To register for History in a Glass 2015, click HERE

The Phoenix Challenge: Carroll Museums' campaign to Restore, Renew, and Reopen the Phoenix Shot Tower

Baltimore’s Phoenix Shot Tower is a National Historic Landmark, recalling its days as an early industrial powerhouse when it produced over 2.5 million pounds of ammunition each year. Once the tallest building in America, the Shot Tower needs your help.

With your support, we can strengthen the Tower’s historic structure, modernize its systems, and create new, challenging educational programs and exhibits based on the truly space-age science it employed when it was built — way back in 1828.

Join the Phoenix Challenge by becoming a sponsor, participating in one of the upcoming events, or through volunteering. Together we can preserve the Phoenix Shot Tower’s legacy for future generations.

For more information on how you can help, visit:

Thank you to all those who attended our 8th Annual Gala, History in a Glass! 

Check out photos of the event here

We look forward to seeing you all next year!