Everyone In Maryland Should See What’s Inside The Walls Of This Abandoned Fort

Maryland is ripe with abandoned places but did you know that one can be found in the middle of a river?

You may have spotted Fort Carroll from the Francis Scott Key Bridge and many passersby wonder what this hexagonal structure is. It was originally a fort, built in 1847. Once the fort was no longer deemed necessary as a defense spot for Baltimore, it was left abandoned. Today, its only inhabitants are migratory birds and overgrown plant-life.

Youtube user Pat Gavin took a kayak trip to this spot and captured some amazing images. Check them out below and then watch the following video for even more spectacular and eerie footage.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

For more views and footage of Fort Carroll, check out the below video.

Are you fascinated by abandoned places? Then check out 10 more places around Maryland that nature is reclaiming.