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Fort McHenry National Monument

Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Historic fort that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the U.S. national anthem.
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2400 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230-5390
+1 410-962-4290
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a must for any History buff, when visiting Baltimore. The fort has been used in every war the US has been involved it.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Reilly30
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A moment in history captured. There is a short film played inside about Francis Scott Key and the events surrounding the writing of the Star Spangled Banner. Beautiful view of the harbor.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank terid966
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to view the fire works, camp out with friends and family. Take a picnic basket or food along with some lounge chairs and have a great time. We did!!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Fushari1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I learned so much about our national anthem during this visit. The video that starts the tour will give you goose-bumps at the end! Our tour guide was excellent. We happened to visit on a very windy day so we did not get to experience...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SchnauzerBridget
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are visiting Baltimore, a visit to Fort McHenry is a must! I had no idea of all the history of the Fort and it's connection to the Star Spangle Banner. In the Visitor's Center be sure and see the free film about the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank russcox
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group took the Harbor Water Taxi to Fort McHenry. This is the easiest way to get to the Fort From downtown Baltimore. One caution, be sure to purchase a day ticket while in Baltimore. The Water Taxi does not sell tickets at Fort McHenry....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Wayne C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an enjoyable tour of a landmark crucial to American history. One of the best parts is the reveal at the end of the video presentation in the visitor center.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Steven W
Reviewed December 12, 2018

I have the parks pass for this year so I am loving getting to see as many as I can and this is usable here (saved $15). I had the place to myself mostly so I loved getting to go through all the doors that...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BRBE001
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Although the weather was not so nice the day we visited, we enjoyed touring the old offices and officer's quarters. They have been designed to tell the story of the early fort. The grounds are like a maze, and fun to walk and see the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank advocateonwheels
Reviewed December 6, 2018

We had a wonderful time at this Monument. We first saw the short film in their theater then looked at the exhibits. It was very well done. After the visit at the visitor's center, we went to the fort and saw the cannons used during...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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January 2, 2019|
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Response from amysG8179GO | Reviewed this property |
My answer would be taxi, uber or Lyft. If you plan to stay overnight or nights, parking is difficult around hotels.
Joseph J
September 30, 2018|
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Response from joe s | Reviewed this property |
You can walk around, outside of the fort,but you pay a fee to see inside,is very interesting. Good luck
February 18, 2018|
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Response from mdaley2016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes the fort is open today. Normal working hours