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Fort McHenry National Monument

2400 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230-5393
410-962-4290
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Ranked #4 of 157 Attractions in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, National Parks, Missions
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Historic fort that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the U.S. national anthem.
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boston
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Great place to visit. Historical significance can't be beat. The film in their visitor center is so moving. And when they raise the screen at the end to look out at the flag waving in the breeze .. it's time for goosebumps and tears!

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Harrogate
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

A short boat trip from the harbor in Baltimore to Fort McHenry.It was a very good day out to re coup on some interesting moments of History when the invading English fleet failed to overrun the fort and were thwarted by a small enclave of American Solders. You start off by watching a short film about the History of the... More

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Ocean City, Maryland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Go when it is not busy - so pleasant walking around the area and the movie when you first enter is worth watching as it listening to the ranger talk about some of the little known facts of the history of the fort.

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Frederick
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236 attraction reviews
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We were lucky to visit here during the 200th anniversary celebration of the Fort's successful defense against British colony invaders and there was a lot going on. It was also a nice warm, sunny day with beautiful, blue skies, big puffy clouds, and just a hint of a breeze. A delightful day to spend outdoors. Security was unusually tight that... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Went to see the fort but they had an air show that weekend also. Admission was free. Air show was great. If it was just the fort, I am not sure if we would have stayed that long. Not many things to look at compared to other forts.

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We celebratedt we We celebrated the 200th anniversary of the Writing of the Star-Spangled Banner. It was a wonderful experience.

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

History of the first build fort, history of the war of 1812, History of the Star Spangled Banner, History of the Civil War. I did not count on the number of people and the time it would take to take to visit.

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Towson, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Well done Ft. McHenry! You make history come alive! I love your presentation, your tour and view looking over the water. You can sit, relax and take in the rich history of the birthplace of our national anthem.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

What a jewel of a place, both young children and teenagers enjoyed visiting. My wife and I also had a great time. It's easy to get to from the Inter harbor, MTA buses depart from there regularly. Light rail into town was easy, clean and safe. Park Rangers were a wealth of knowledge, allow for 2-3 hours at a minimum.... More

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Hudson, Florida
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

who doesn't love "The Fort" ? ... was here for the Star Spangled Banner Festival Sept 13 and the USPS Stamp presentation ... Loved it !! ... beautiful grounds and a wonderful day but ... O'h Say Can You See ... all those cannons blasting away all morning and they were LOUD !!! ... what so proudly ... my ears... More

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