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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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Excellent interpretation. Interesting exhibits. Watch the movie first, it helps you understand the geography.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Midlothian, Virginia, United States
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Midlothian, Virginia, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Excellent interpretation. Interesting exhibits. Watch the movie first, it helps you understand the geography.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

It was very clean and well maintained. There are a lot of tour buses here. It was awesome to see a lot of veterans there.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a great event to do in Baltimore. Take the circular bus all the way and it's free to get in!!! Take the purple line circular bus. Make sure you watch the 10-15 minute movie. It's Informative and puts all the pieces together. It's a great place for all ages school age on up. It's takes about an hour... More 

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Riverside, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

This is a great way to spend half a day doing something fun and also learning about our Country's history. Park Rangers did a great job of explaining everything and pointing out what to see. Make sure to go inside to see the movie . We took a water taxi that made it even nicer! Great for tweens and teens

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

We got bad advice and were told to catch the free Charm City bus to Ft. McHenry at 3:45 "to see the flag change." We wanted to see a little more of the Fort. By the time we arrived (and there is quite a walk from the point the bus drops you off) we saw only PART Mof the movie... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

This a wonderful place to learn the history of the Star Spangled Banner. There is a film you should see first to learn about the war and Francis Scott Key. It is quite moving. Then tour the fort to see the barracks, the gunnery and the officers quarters. There was a marching group with drummers. There is a daily demonstration... More 

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Parsonsburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

So much history! So much to learn and to see. Park employees are very helpful. We visited before May 2014, but this was the oldest date I could use.

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Toms River, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

The fort is set up with good exhibits so that you can learn about the events that occurred at Fort McHenry and get a good idea of how it was to be there in the military

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Great spot for some history, stroll and a picnic. Lovely view from around the Fort and very fun if you are a history lover

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Almost all of us know The Star spangled banner song, but if you visit Ft. McHenry you will know the history behind it ! We went during the week when it's not crowded and had a personal guide sit down and tell us all we needed to know. Even if you aren't into history it's a lovely area to walk... More 

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