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Fort McHenry National Monument

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Address: 2400 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230-5390
Phone Number: 410-962-4290
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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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Fort McHenry is right down the street from me past it many of times one day the wife and i went in WOW...we walked the wall saw where the quarters were for the men you get to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Glen Burnie, Maryland
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Glen Burnie, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fort McHenry is right down the street from me past it many of times one day the wife and i went in WOW...we walked the wall saw where the quarters were for the men you get to fold that big flag if you want to we enjoyed it

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The water taxi will take you over to the Fort, but the $14.00 you pay for the taxi does not include park admission. You'll pay extra for that. They put on a nice show, but that's about it. The rest of the Fort is pretty much like any other Fort of the period. Visit it for historic relevance, and be... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is on the top 10 list of things to do in Maryland. Tour the fort, watch the movie, walk the grounds. Plenty of places nearby to grab lunch if you didn't have time to pack a picnic.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ft McHenry is a fine site to visit if you are interested in an experience of the City of Baltimore at the turn of the 19th century and now. The buildings on the site have been restored to 1815 condition (except for odors) and the visual aids assist in getting the picture of a US garrison besieged by British attackers.... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A wonderful place to enjoy with children! History in the making with many walking trails. History buffs would love this place!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Really a great visit and amazing views of the harbor and great museum as well with great artifacts, etc. I really encourage both adults and kids to watch the video, worth the wait in my opinion, especially if it's a nice day

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fort Henry is a history buffs paradise that pulls at the patriotic strings in your heart..It was a very en-lighting and beautiful day spending time remembering all that came before adn the sacrifices made..

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Plover, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I strongly encourage all to visit Fort McHenry and try to time it so you can see, and perhaps even take part in, the flag raising cerimony. Interesting reminder of our history and the birth of our national anthem some 202 years ago. The grounds are beautiful and fun to walk around.

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Woodstock, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Visited Baltimore for a quick weekend getaway. Took the water taxi to Fort McHenry. Great place to learn about the war of 1812 and the history of the American Flag🇺🇸

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Frederick, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the water taxi to visit the park. There is an entrance fee if you want to go into the fort (which we didn't feel we needed to do). It was a nice clean and spacious park. History buffs will love this park. Would recommend for families, couples and groups.

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