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Opened in 1856, Camden Station served as the grand passenger terminus for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, the country’s first commercial railroad. For a period of time it dominated Baltimore’s skyline as the city’s tallest building, as it was designed to be taller than the Washington Monument. It now houses the Sports Legends Museum.
Camden Station itself is an historic artifact, as the first blood of the Civil War was shed outside the station’s northern portals on Pratt Street. Union troops, on foot from the President Street station to Camden Station, clashed with angry southern sympathizers, leading to the first Civil War battle. Abraham Lincoln also passed through the building on several occasions, once on his way to Gettysburg.