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Fort McHenry National Monument

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Address: 2400 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230-5393
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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Emotionally moving history

A short water taxi ride drops you off near the visitor center. The film that is shown is both informative and emotional. We did not opt to purchase tickets to tour the fort... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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frenchtown nj
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A short water taxi ride drops you off near the visitor center. The film that is shown is both informative and emotional. We did not opt to purchase tickets to tour the fort (much of the surrounding area provides a generous view from outside the compound) and had a much better location to watch the cannon fire.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A fantastic place to visit. Great history lesson on the little known about War of 1812. Very good museum and history of The Star Spangled Banner -- do YOU know what the word "spangled" means? A must see if in Baltimore. The walk in and around the fort is special. Seniors -- all Natl. Parks can be visited with the... More 

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Interesting visit.. great location.. I enjoy history and this landmark is it..LOVE ITTTTTTTT Overall Baltimore area is lots of fun and great people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The presentation in the visitors center is a must see. Whether you are an American or not you should appreciate the story. The fort was interesting to walk around in and view the cannons and living quarters. Finally, don't forget to stand at the end of the presentation in visitors center.

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Jupiter, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I am a history buff and have wanted to go here for years. Just the site itself is worth the ten bucks for me but they do a good job with storyboards and exhibits as well. I strongly suggest for other history buffs but best to do it on a day that isn't hellaciously hot!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great visit with family including 6, 11 and 12 yrs old girls. Make sure you watch the video in the Visitor Center before heading to walk around the Fort. Also check the daily schedule to participate in the Flag ceremony. It's a bit of a walk so if you have young kids take a stoller or older adults take water... More 

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York, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice historical place to visit. Learned things about our history and our flag I did not know. Good place to take school age kids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great crabs great food great music we dined sufficiently right off the waterfront pleasant company. I will be returning next year to this affair. It was my first but not my last.

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Spokane Valley, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This tour was definitely worth the time to go here. We learned about the origin of our national anthem and Francis Scott Key. You can be a apart of the giant flag that is rolled out at certain times of the day. A must see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Perfect view of the city harbour and a nice place to chill with your friends, do exercise or just enjoy the view.

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