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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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Wonderful historic site

The park rangers are grace personified and we saw them under siege of a 5th grade class on a brutally cold day. The new ( to us) exhibits really bring 1812 into focus. I cannot... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Parkville MD
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Parkville MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The park rangers are grace personified and we saw them under siege of a 5th grade class on a brutally cold day. The new ( to us) exhibits really bring 1812 into focus. I cannot say everyone chokes up over seeing the flag but, it moves me every time when I think about our soldiers and the environment in which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This was a great visit with family ( one teenager along wit us) and friends. We all learned a lot - young and old. The remains of the fort itself are interesting and the canons, still in place, were great to see positioned to protect the fort. The history of this fort, its various uses, and the history of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Beautifully preserved historic landmark great parks around. Definitely worth visiting especially on a beautiful day.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Ft. McHenry is a wonderful place to visit and explore! The visitor's center is very informative (great video of the battle!) and the fort is great to explore. Consider packing a lunch and eating along the bay or in the grassy area around the fort. Great place for all ages to explore!

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New England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Wonderful scenery for walk or run along the harbor. Very interesting history lesson on the tour. A must see when in Baltimore.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

By a wide margin I consider the fort to be the BEST part of Baltimore. I love Fort McHenry. If you are visiting for a short trip stop by and make sure you go in the fort it self! If you live near by I would say just going for a picnic on the grounds or a nice walk along... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The new information center is wonderful. The introduction film is a MUST and definitely puts you in the right frame of mind to continue the tour. If you have a National Park pass, you can use it for this sight. There are rangers to give brief explanations and answer questions. A great educational experience for both adults and children. Located... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This was a very neat place to visit and learn the history surrounding it. Very clean, well taken care of area. Self guided tour so you can walk around at your own pace. Can walk the paved path that goes around the outside of the fort. Picnic tables available. Overall nice place to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I really enjoyed this park. There were several display rooms that told the story of the fort. We also enjoyed just walking around the fort and seeing the scenery. There is a great view of the harbor. There were other displays that told what the parts of the fort were and how they contributed to the overall defense of the... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

As a life long Baltimorean I amp round of my city and all it has to offer. We have fun places, great restaurants and even places of historic events. There is always something to do for everyone!

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