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Fort McHenry National Monument

2400 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230-5393
410-962-4290
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Ranked #3 of 153 attractions in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Wilson, North Carolina
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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Finally had the chance to go to Ft. McHenry. I didn't know what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised . The price is very reasonable to get in. $7.00 per person. They have a cute gift shop with a good variety of things. When you first get there you will need to see a short video of the Battle of... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a great historic site with a new visitors center. It Is well done and the fort is in pristine condition. They have a movie to watch before your visit and it is very good. The park rangers and employees are very knowledgable.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Its the kind of place all can agree on...running space for toddlers, sitting space for grandparents, outdoor space for sun gods, indoor plaques and model spaces for historians. All things are short, tours, films, barracks, prices..so if you're short on time, this is a great place to see a lot without stress of missing anything. Also lots of local who... More

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Baltimore
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The best tourist attraction is something old and important that is still interesting now. Ft. McHenry is better than ever. There's still lots of history and with an updated visitors center, there are modern amenities and new interactive exhibits. The water view has always been wonderful and now there's a smoother and better-landscaped path around the grounds for walkers or... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I live very close to Fort Mchenry so I enjoy walking around the perimeter ( it is free, you have to pay to get in the fort and exhibits). The other day I went with family and actually took a tour of the fort. It was very interesting. There are a lot of cannons and many different building to go... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I have been to Ft McHenry with my family. I have also taken more than 100 kids there on a field trip! It is a fantastic outing for a lot of reasons. First, it is the home of the Star Spangled Banner--this year is the big anniversary celebration (2014). Next, it offers amazing views of the inner harbor and the... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Fort McHenry is the historic site which, during the War of 1812, experienced a night bombardment by British warships which inspired Francis Scott Key to write "The Star Spangled Banner." It's well-preserved and well-interpreted by the U. S. National Park Service. Well-worth a trip. Lots of walking involved, so not particularly friendly to anyone who's mobility challenged.

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Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful setting with views of the Port of Baltimore and the historic Domino's Sugar Plant. You can visit the actual fort (admission required as it is part of the National Park System) or walk or run on a series of paths that go around the fort and along the sea wall for free. Consider taking the water... More

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Baltimore
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a lovely waterfront park with a great history. Bring a picnic lunch and sit by the water or under a tree and enjoy the boats and people going by. There is a walkway for strollers and joggers alike. You can go to the small fort area outside and you will be surrounded buy bunkers with pieces of actual... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Historical sites always hold a special place in my heart. Don't forget to see the mini movie before going in so you can better appreciate the sacrifice that our ancestors had to make to have the country we now live in.

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