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Fort McHenry National Monument

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Address: 2400 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230-5393
Phone Number: 410-962-4290
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Historic fort that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the U.S. national...

Historic fort that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the U.S. national anthem.

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Beautiful and Historical Attraction

You could spend a whole day here just walking around, having a picnic or checking out the statues, war memorabilia and welcome center. It is located on a beautiful harbor and they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Tracey L
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Ferndale, Md

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Ferndale, Md
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You could spend a whole day here just walking around, having a picnic or checking out the statues, war memorabilia and welcome center. It is located on a beautiful harbor and they do war reenactments all throughout the year:) They also have events on a regular basis and it is located near many great restaurants and shopping!

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Thank Tracey L
Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I used to live in Locust Point about a half mile from the fort. Not only is a great place and amazing piece of history but unless going in the barracks it's free and has a running trail around the edge surrounded by water of course. Really nice park.

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Thank Michael W
Wheeling
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Historic site to visit. The film shown before going out is very good, and you'll learn some history. The size of the flag is so impressive, Attending so you can stay and see the flag taken down at the end of the day is good if you can do it. You may even get to assist!

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Thank Keith W
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This National monument was a fascinating place, I enjoyed the tour , guided and unguided. I could recommend this place for anyone who would like to have a detailed information of our American history !

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Thank redemk12
Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is a national treasure and tells the story of how Baltimore helped to win the war of 1812. In prestine condition and has great artifacts. The location lends to a beautiful view of the harbor and very scenic on a sunny day. The movie is a must see.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ft. McHenry is interesting enough walking in and around it. But it is much,much more interesting if you take the onsite guided tour with a park ranger. The historical context and perspective provided by the tour guide makes this experience far more meaningful and interesting.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You can see this place from Baltimore inner harbor area. As you may know, there was a battle here and the colonists held off the British against all odds. This is one of those places where you know that our fore-fathers died so that this country could survive and it touches you in a patriotic way. Definitely worth the tri[p

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I visited Fort McHenry the day after Thanksgiving. It was fantastic! The fort was full of exhibits and artifacts from the early 1800s and the War of 1812. There are many cool rooms open to the public which visitors are allowed to explore. The trail along the river was another excellent feature of the fort. I was... More 

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Baltimore, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It has been said, history is where you find it. Believe me you'll find plenty of history at the Fort McHenry National Monument in Baltimore. It was there where the American soldiers at the fort made a heroic stand and defeated the British in this all important battle. A lose might have resulted in the burning of Baltimore. Oh yes,... More 

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Odenton, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not much of a history buff but had my family visiting from out of State. A lot of walking around and looking/listening to historic information about Fort McHenry. Good to know but again if your not a history but this place is not for you.

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