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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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Historic monument; great views

A definite "must" when visiting Baltimore! Walking distance from the Harbor and conveniently located to shoppes, restaurants, hotels, casinos and much more.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

A definite "must" when visiting Baltimore! Walking distance from the Harbor and conveniently located to shoppes, restaurants, hotels, casinos and much more.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

"THE" place that saved the United States from being invaded and possibly taken back under control of England during the War of 1812. Walk the ground and experience the life of an American soldier as he protected his country and of course the place which Francis Scott Key forever will be remembered for his poem. A must see location for... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I have been buying an annual pass to For McHenry for years. It's a great place to visit any day. The Rangers are great and have lots of info to share. The Fort itself has lots to see and read about and is a great vantage point to see the city and passing ships. There is always wildlife of all... More 

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Lakewood, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Been going there since I was a kid. A must see if you are visiting Baltimore. Excellent experience in American history as the birthplace of the star spangled banner.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

What a great Fort to experience while in Baltimore. A very easy water taxi ride to the fort and a laid back go at your own pace monument. It was great being able to drink in the history of the fort, and hear the star spangled banner as it was originally arranged. Definitely take time to see this piece of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Nice fort and very friendly staff. Shame that we could 't take the watertaxi from this point though (only allowed as a round trip from the Inner Harbour). And there was no sign stating this fact.

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Atlanta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Gives you a great perspective to the words of our National Anthem. I really appreciated the history of this place plus the meaning behind the words we sing. Great boat ride here as well

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Lake Murray,SC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Start your visit in the Visitors Center and view the short film that explains the Battle of Baltimore that Sir Francis Scott Key viewed from a British Ship as the fort was attacked. You will understand every word to the words of the National Anthem after viewing the film. Take the water taxi over from the sites in the Inner... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A must see if you're in Baltimore. Took the Water Taxi over from the Inner Harbor ($14/adult for all day unlimited rides), but you can also drive and park for free. There's an informative video and display about the War of 1812 in the Visitor's Center. Then allow 40-60 mins to explore the grounds. You can help participate in the... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

With a rich history, Baltimore is an excellent place to visit. The fort has been 'rebuilt' to its former days and is a joy to walk around. It is peaceful with lots of green space, right on the water. One can imagine the view that the troops had at the water, as they waited for their enemies. The flag ceremony... More 

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Additional Information about Fort McHenry National Monument

Address: Address: 2400 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230-5393
Phone Number: 410-962-4290
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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