Irish Railroad Workers Museum

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The Irish Shrine at Lemmon Street is a historic site that celebrates the history of the immense Irish presence in Southwest Baltimore City in the late 1840’s. This site consists of a group of 5 alley houses where the Irish immigrants who worked for the adjoining B&O Railroad lived. Two of the houses, 918 and 920 Lemmon St., are the Irish Shrine and Railroad Workers Memorial, a self-guided interpretive site that will allow visitors to look into a furnished house and see how its original working class inhabitants lived. The Irish Shrine and Railroad Workers Memorial are the centerpiece of a larger historical district that includes the B&O Railroad Museum, St. Peterthe Apostle Church, the Hollins Street Market, and St. Peter the Apostle Cemetery. The Irish Shrine is a project of the Railroad Historical District Corporation, a non-profit organization.