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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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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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We had been to inner harbor but never taken time for the fort. We enjoyed the video first then time to walk the grounds and see history as it was then.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Eden, NC

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Eden, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We had been to inner harbor but never taken time for the fort. We enjoyed the video first then time to walk the grounds and see history as it was then.

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Baltimore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Fort McHenry tells the story of the war of 1812, amongst other notable periods in history. It is a large fort that is open to the public. The visitors center charges a fee, which I wish they didn't so that folks of all socio-economic levels could go, but if you can afford it the tour is worth it. The grounds... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A very interesting Historical Momument. It is located on the Patapsco River just out side of the Baltimore Inner Harbor. The Fort, Museum and movie are excellent. There is a walkway all the way around the Fort, most of it by the water. Benches and a few picnic tables are provided along the way. We live just outside of Baltimore... More 

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Massillon, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I love history. Anything I can learn or places I can go I will. Maryland has alot of history and I was in heaven visiting Fort McHenry National Monument. Watch the introductory films - definitely worth it.

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Great Falls, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Fort McHenry was an important Civil War battle - if you see the movie "Lincoln" there is dialog about the Fort. As a busy and industrial city, it is somehow hard to imagine that the Baltimore Harbor is sprinkled with Civil War history. Not only at the Fort - but also in several areas in the city of Baltimore itself.... More 

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Dearborn, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Most well known as the site of the battle between England and the States in 1814, it is an historic site for many reasons. Francis Scott Key, a Baltimore lawyer, watched the overnight bombardment as a guest on a British prisoner-of-war vessel where he and another had gone to negotiate the release of an Baltimore physician. As the dawn broke... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We took the water taxi over to the Fort. The Fort was excellent. The buildings and grounds were immaculate. The presentations were varied and interesting. You really understood what the battle that took place with the British was about. We strolled the ramparts and had some wonderful views of the harbor.

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Chickamauga, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

National park - great quality. We always watch the introductory films. This one definitely was worth it. The star spangled banner plays at the end and everyone stood - - This is the site that inspired Francis Scott Key to write our National Anthem. We walked around, saw some Revolutionary - era artifacts. It was very hot with no breeze... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Very recommended! First you can watch a video outlining the history you are about to see on your self-guided walking tour. Great history to hear about the hard fought battle and how "the flag was still there". Different sized flags are flown depending on the wind/weather, I was fortunate to see the raising of the largest flag. The staff gets... More 

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djk_9
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We went to the museum at Ft. McHenry. The museum is all about the Frances Scott Key and the Star Spangled Banner. What a wonderful movie and lesson in history. Walking the fort/area, much is still intact. You feel as though you are right in the midst of it all. Everyone should go here!

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Additional Information about Fort McHenry National Monument

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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