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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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Very interesting

and easy to get to by ferry. Make sure you take the ferry over because if you don't you can't take the ferry back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Haleiwa, Hawaii
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Haleiwa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

and easy to get to by ferry. Make sure you take the ferry over because if you don't you can't take the ferry back.

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Baltimore MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great period drum and bugle show. Lots of room to walk but very little shade so be prepared. Period activities for the children like games of colonial times and kite making. If you're introducing youngsters to American history there's nothing better then standing in the battlements with the canons and telling them about Fransis Scott Key and the Star Spangled... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

History fans will love this monument. Please make time to view the video in the visitor's center before walking the grounds. You will be glad you did.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went to Fort McHenry in the summer of 2015 & went back again two weeks ago to see it again. There is so much to see & learn, with awesome knowledgeable to answer any questions.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I hadn't been to Ft McHenry since the 4th grade. It reminded me about how much American history I've forgotten. Very interesting, educational and I have to say that I enjoyed it much more this time. Great for families with kids and / or history buffs by themselves.

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Manalapan, NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was clean and nicely kept Fort. I liked the Ranger talk, he had a great sense of humor and tried to make it entertaining. The Fort was small and not much to see, can spend max an hour.

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Thank Julia K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I've lived in Baltimore since 1979 and May 2016 was my first time here--what took me so long?? This is a must for history buffs since it was a pivotal place in the War of 1812. The Visitor's Center provides a good overview of the history of the War of 1812 and Baltimore and Ft. McHenry's role in it. The... More 

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Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great historical site to visit. It is well-maintained. The staff and volunteers are very knowledgeable. There are numerous demonstrations throughout the day which are enjoyable to view and participate in. I would highly recommend visiting this historical monument and park.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

DO NOT miss the opportunity to visit the historic origination of the Star Spangled Banner and the continued success of our nation created and sustained by God. Historic facts come to life.. Only time US was invaded by foreigners, God's miracles withstood the battle. 200 lb. cannon ball penetrated the defenses, landed in midst of gunpowder battery but miraculously did... More 

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Glen Burnie, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We recently went here on August 6th and they had lots going on. My family had been here in the past but this time was so much better. They were firing cannons and everyone was dressed for the part. Felt like we were in the middle of a battle. Learned so much from the live demonstrations. Joined for a year... More 

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