Phoenix Shot Tower

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About Us

Built in 1828, a National Historic Landmark, the Phoenix Shot Tower was the tallest building in the United States until 1846. It is 215 feet tall, and contains an estimated 1.1 million bricks. Annually, 2,500,000 pounds of “drop” shot, used for small game hunting, was made in the tower until 1892. The Phoenix Shot Tower offers exhibits, a sound and light show, and demonstration model of how shot was made.


Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more. Group rates available.


Saturday and Sunday 4pm. Tours start at the Carroll Mansion.


Self-guided exhibits appropriate for all ages and walk-in visitors. Group tours can be tailored to fit your itinerary.


First floor exhibit area of the Phoenix Shot Tower is wheelchair accessible.


Meter parking in immediate vicinity. Free parking at Carroll Mansion.

Admission Prices

Adults: $5.00

Seniors, children, and students: $4.00