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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: 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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If you take a walk around the fort the view is amazing! So pretty with all the water and boats. There is picnic tables, bathrooms, a museum and a cute shop where you can by... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Jonkoping, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

If you take a walk around the fort the view is amazing! So pretty with all the water and boats. There is picnic tables, bathrooms, a museum and a cute shop where you can by Fort McHenry related stuff.

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Jericho, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Used the water taxi all day. Great bargain and relaxing harbor tour. Took it to Fort McHenry. Leisure few hours. Best part was flag unfurling. Decent sized crowd so Ranger brought out a 30 x 42 foot replica of the Star-Spangled Banner flag that hung over the fort when it was bombarded by the British. The Ranger gave a great... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Fort McHenry is a "go to" destination for out of town visitors to Baltimore, as well as Marylanders who have never visited this historical site. The history and respect one experiences are forever memories.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

The most amazing thing I've ever seen. I can't believe we fought off the British from here.... OMG! We saw old glory in the Smithsonian!

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We drove out to Ft. McHenry and it was hot and humid. I still enjoyed it. It was the belief that you stand up to numerous days of attack and hold your head and say "We won" that amazes me.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is well worth your time and energy to visit. "The history of the Star Spangled Banner is quite interesting. The staff did an excellent job presenting the information. The short movie was informative,

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

(Francis Scott Key was inspired to write the Star Spangled Banner after seeing the American flag flying over Fort McHenry after an intensive battle with Britain.) Standing in such a historic place was awe inspiring. This is a great place to take the whole family to get a close up look at history. Cannons, cannon balls, ramparts, re-enactors. It has... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I was raised, literally, within the shadows of the Fort. I grew up on Locust Point, in South Baltimore. It was one of my fave places to play and visit as a child. The Fort is steeped in the history of our Republic. It was here, in 1814, that the British invaders were repulsed in their attempt to seize Baltimore,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I visited and spent about two hours touring the grounds. They are very well kept, and they have a good amount of displays throughout so that you can walk through at your own pace. The movie in the museum was also well done.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I'm not a History buff but I enjoyed my time visiting...a must if your in town. They had short movies and hands on American Flag unfolding that over 20 visitors were involved in.

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