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Fort McHenry National Monument

Address: 2400 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230-5393
Phone Number: 410-962-4290
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Ranked #4 of 149 Attractions in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Missions, Monuments/ Statues, National Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Historic fort that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the U.S. national anthem.
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Type: Historic Sites, Missions, Monuments/ Statues, National Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Historic fort that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the U.S. national anthem.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

This is a national park and historic landmark so it is an amazing place to take out-of-town visitors or go if you were a local. The park rangers are very knowledgeable and give impromptu insights and tours. Very reasonable (less than $10) for a quality experience.

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Baltimore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I love coming over here for a stroll, Fort McHenry's location on the water is really nice and there is a good walking trail. The grounds are immaculate, quiet and pleasant. The Fort itself is amazing to see and you can get a sense of what it might've been like on the day of battle. The Visitor's Center has some... More 

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Lewiston, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Great place to get the real feel of what it felt like to be here in the 1800s. Excellent collection of artifacts without the museum pressures. Friendly, period dressed, guides answer questions and involve you in retelling some interesting facts and events of the beautiful place. I highly recommend this for families

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Fort McHenry offers a rich experience for American history lovers. The Visitor Center has interactive displays, a highly informative film on the Battle of Baltimore, information on Francis Scott Key, and a number of artifacts including cannon balls from the battle. There are nice trails around and through the fort. Plaques around the park and in the building offer an... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

History we should never forget. You get a much better picture of what went on than what you get from history books.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Birth of the Star Spangled Banner during the War of 1812. Small museum with introductory film of the history of the Fort. Grandchildren enjoyed the tour of the Fort even with the cold weather. Note to self, go in late spring or summer on next trip. Very good value for families small children since under 15 are free. Seniors (over... More 

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Dublin, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We paid $ 7.00 each and roamed all around the fort and grounds, it was well worth the price. There are interactive exhibits and films as well as rooms that are open, set up as they were in the past.

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Zhuhai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

my wife was not really that keen, war has never been her thing. But after the introduction video it took on a different value. The centre itself didn't hold much, very basic, but informative. January is not really the time to go outside and venture around the fort, it was bitter cold, and very windy, but dressed for the occasion... More 

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Woodstown, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Baltimore is more than just shops and food, this is a good stop for a little history. Boat ride was part of the fun getting there...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We walked around the fort and got a sense of where all the forces were in the battles and so on and then went inside the fort where we hugely enjoyed all the exhibitions. All the staff were very friendly.

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