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Fort McHenry National Monument

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Address: 2400 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230-5390
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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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We had a great time visiting Fort McHenry. It was neat to learn so much about Francis Scott Key and the Star Spangled Banner. We really enjoyed walking around the fort and seeing... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a great time visiting Fort McHenry. It was neat to learn so much about Francis Scott Key and the Star Spangled Banner. We really enjoyed walking around the fort and seeing all of the cannons and the bunkers. It made you stop and think about what those soldiers had to go through. Seeing the barracks and how they... More 

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Chelsea, Michigan, United States
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the site where the Star Spangled Banner was written. The Fort has a long line of history from the time of The War of 1812 to present so if you like historical places this will be good place to visit. The flag pole sits at the same place as it did when the SSB was penned and if... More 

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Thank Guy M
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's our history! The Flag and our Song! Who knows that story? We all should. Our kids visit D.C. Yet they don't visit here. Don't come to Baltimore and miss this important stop! Be sure to watch the video!!

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Seriously. Watch the movie. It's about 10 minutes long but the memory will last forever. It almost brought me to tears. Beautiful. The fort itself is beautiful and well worth the visit and 10 bucks. An important piece of American history and very educational.

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Thank ExplorerStanley
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fort McHenry offers an afternoon of history of the war of 1812 and the Star Spangled Banner. There is an excellent video and visit to the fort with additional informations and stories. Well worth the time.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lot's of history here. Lovely grounds. Great way to spend a spring, summer or fall afternoon. Nice museum.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting this monument has been near the top of my bucket list for a very long time. Then recently I had a chance to visit Washington DC, so I took the time to finally see Fort McHenry. I'm so glad I did. I highly recommend it to everyone. I believe this is a place all Americans should visit. Our nation's... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Historical star shaped fort where Baltimore Harbor was successfully defended, and Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics to what became the Star Spangled Banner.

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If you're looking for great history, this place is it. Beautiful to walk on the footsteps of great people who fought for freedom.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a don't miss while in Baltimore. It didn't take much time to do, but the historical significance and the fact they still had things set up exactly as they would have been is fascinating.

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