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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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Home of the Star Spangled Banner

I've been to the Fort many times. I especially enjoy visiting when the living history interpreters are there. The fairly new visitor center exhibit is very well done.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Riverdale
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I've been to the Fort many times. I especially enjoy visiting when the living history interpreters are there. The fairly new visitor center exhibit is very well done.

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Niceville, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Went with daughter and grandkids. Great sense of patriotism. Loves the tour and the program at the center. Historic and beautiful!

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Lake Sherwood
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We liked what good shape this very historic fort is in. There are beautiful views of the water from the ramparts and huge cannons all around the perimeter. Handicapped accessibility is pretty good. The Rangers are very nice and quite helpful and knowledgeable. The signs are good giving the history of the barracks, ammunition magazines, cannons, people, etc.

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Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

My homeschoolers and I went to Fort McHenry as part of our study of the War of 1812. We were fortunate to have picked a day that WWII veterans from Arizona were there as part of their honor flight. What a wonderful experience that was for us to unfurl the 30 x 42 foot flag along side the veterans. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Amazing amount of history in this place. The Rangers were top notch and very friendly. We made sure to get there in the morning to take part in the changing of the colors. The Ranger took his time and explained everything and why we were doing it and exactly how and why they did it in the day. My wife... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Fort McHenry is one of the best attractions in Baltimore. It is one of the few 5 star forts still in existence . The view is amazing and the new visitor center is truly inspiring. Definitely one of the must see places in town. You can take a picnic and just relax in the breeze on the grounds or bring... More 

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Minisink Hills, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Great place to visit. the displays were very nice, the grounds were taken care of. 7 dollars to get in we would have like to explore the hole place. There were chained areas, that they opened after we were done touring.we have been to other forts owned by the national park service that were done better.

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North Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

We all loved this place. My son was proud to have the chance to help fold the flag. Stand where brave men fought and died for this country.

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We made Ft McHenry the last stop on our whirlwind tour of the Baltimore area and arrived an hour before the 5PM closing time. Little did we know, we came at the PERFECT time for a hands-on history lesson! All who were present and willing to participate had the chance to help with the nightly ritual of lowering Old Glory.... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We loved learning more about the history of Fort McHenry. We love the Star Spangled Banner and coming to the place that inspired it was very special. Glad we came to visit.

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