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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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A park with history!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Glen Burnie, Maryland
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Glen Burnie, Maryland
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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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Ferndale, MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Many thanks to the people that provide this most important rememberance. Hats off to those that bring us this. Children today have no clue.

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Thank Patriot76a
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I learned so much from the park personnel who took us from house to house. The flag ceremony was amazing what a view . God bless America .. Great trip

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The fort shows how the fort was at the war of 1812. It still has some cannons from the world war one time so the you can see how the cannons evolved. The visitor center is great with a presentation about the fort with an unforgettable ending.

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Thank Rick R
Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you don't bring a kite to this park,you are missing it. It is situated on a bend in the bay with a steady constant breeze that will make you a kite flier in a minute. You can't fail. My wife loves it! Great patriotic video and a free museum makes the pay museum kind of extra. Beautiful park to... More 

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Thank Stanley L
Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went with my wife and our adult kids once weekend when there were about 50 reenactors dressed in period appropriate 1814 uniforms. Most of them aren't professionals and only do this for fun. The knowledge level was extraordinary. The rangers know their stuff, but these "amateurs" had the depth and breadth that historians only dream about. It was a... More 

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Thank Richard V
Sykesville, Maryland, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved taking my kids here after spending so much time here as a child. They don't get the same experience of climbing all over everything like we did, but they learn a lot. The Park Rangers are kind and attentive and the kids loved becoming Junior Rangers. Must see for families visiting Baltimore who want to learn about the American... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ft. McHenry is a place for children/families to learn about where the Star Spangled Banner was first inspired. Many field trips come here during the school year and it is really hot and humid on those summer days. Be prepared for the weather.

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Thank KVC13
Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We decided at the last minute to stop at Fort McHenry when traffic on I-95N stalled on our way to Philly. We got to the park right when they opened on a Saturday and it was great. It was not crowded at all. The entrance fee was $10 per adult and the kids under 12 were free. The park did... More 

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Longmont, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was a little tricky to find and seemed tucked away in the midst of an industrial area, but what a find! So awesome to imagine what it must have been like facing down the British from here. The exhibits both in the visitors building and in the actual fort are really well done and had interesting information that even... More 

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