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“Iconic Place in American History” 5 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.
Massachusetts
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“Iconic Place in American History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Simply put, if you go to Baltimore and you don't visit here, it would be like going to London and skipping the Tower of London. No brainer, go here for the place it holds in American history.

Visited September 2013
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“A Song Was Writen Here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Its a nice place to vist has a lot of history, they have a big American Flag flying, and big canons placed around you can see the bunkers were the ammo was kept.

Visited May 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland
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“History Lesson at its best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

The National Park Service has done a wonderful job preserving this historic site and presenting the story of how the Star Spangle Banner was written. It is pleasant to walk around the perimeter of the fort and parking is easy.

Visited October 2013
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“As important as the Liberty Bell”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

This is it folks; the birthplace of the SONG! The war of 1812 stopped here. After the British devastated Washington DC with practically no resistance, they tried it again at Baltimore. But the folks of Baltimore gave the the "second shot hear around the world". Take your children; tell the story; seat on the banks and imagine those days when Francis Scott Key, held on a British prisoner ship, penned those words!

Visited May 2014
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“Great history visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

My husband was very interested in visiting this but I was not as enthusiastic. We took the ferry there which is part of the fun and we saw a few great presentations by the park rangers that were so educational and entertaining. I stand corrected :) Def worth a visit.

Visited April 2014
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