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“History and a Nice Trip by Water Taxi” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Fort McHenry National Monument

Fort McHenry National Monument
2400 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230-5393
410-962-4290
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Ranked #3 of 133 Attractions in Baltimore
Type: Historic Sites, Missions, Monuments/ Statues, National Parks, Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: Historic fort that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the U.S. national anthem.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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324 reviews 324 reviews
88 attraction reviews
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354 helpful votes 354 helpful votes
“History and a Nice Trip by Water Taxi”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

This is a good national monument where the Americans held off the British during a major bombardment in the War of 1812, probably saving the war and definitely prompting the writing of the Star Spangled Banner. The views are good and there is a good set of nature and walking trails. Not too elabirate but educational and inspiring enough.

Visited April 2013
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Portland, OR
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“Don't miss the video”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Breathtaking when the screen goes up and the national anthem is playing in the Visitor's Center. Water taxi is a convenient way to travel to and from the monument.

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Fort Wayne
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“History”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Very informative and interesting. Videos displays, and lots of walking around the Fort outside. Got to watch the changing of the flag and participate.

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Twinsburg
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“Amazing Interactive History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

An unexpected history lesson in how the fort was used over the years. Be sure to enter all the rooms within the fort area. They all contain information of a different kind, some additional movies, some artifacts. If can even have a flag flown by the ranger, if arrangements are made.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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“My favorite place in the city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

As a resident since 1995; this is my favorite place in the city. It is great to ride your bike or walk/run. The exhibits are beautiful but it's the water views and peacefulness of the place that make it one of my favorites. Wish the hours were a bit longer once daylight savings hit though.

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