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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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Part of the National Parks Service. Enjoyed learning the history and experiencing the 10am flag exchange.

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Sonoma, California, United States
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Sonoma, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Part of the National Parks Service. Enjoyed learning the history and experiencing the 10am flag exchange.

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Livingstone, Zambia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Well worth a visit well preserved battle site and fort accessible by bus or ferry. As a Brit I found the details fascinating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Hi My Hungry friends! If you are hungry for an amazing Walk down the History lane and learn about our beautiful USA 🇺🇸 FLAG! Our National Anthem then look no further than Fort McHenry! This park is very close to downtown and of course the beautiful Federal Hill! You can enjoy a walk by water or go purchase your tickets... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This park is great. Beautiful scenery as it is surrounded by the Patapsco river on each side. However, I was disappointed that the park closes at 6pm even in the summer which is why I took off one star. Hopefully they could get a funding boost to stay open to at least 8pm.

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Uithoorn, Utrecht, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the birthplace of the American Flag! Oh, say can you see by the dawn’s early light What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming? Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight, O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming? And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our first day in Baltimore we had forgotten what east coast humidity felt like. With the temp in the 90s and the humidity maybe even higher, it felt like a steam room to us Oregonians. Helpful was the water taxi rides to Fort McHenry and the air conditioning in the visitor center. Excellent introductory film to start off with...with a... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After being a visitor of Baltimore for over 20 years, I never thought of attending Fort McHenry Nat. Monument. This is an amazing place and a must see and talks about the war of 1812 and the story of Francis Scott Key.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This visit will make you all goose-bumpy with patriotism. We happened to be there on the anniversary of the battle and the garrison (large one) flag was flying. The video and the small museum start the visit with a history lesson and the characters in period dress are informative.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very well maintained grounds. The area is very well kept and informative. Take time to walk around the grounds and enjoy the park.

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this Star Fort the guides are well informed and bring the tour to life lots to see being there on the anniversary of the battle added to the experience

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