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Fort McHenry National Monument

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2400 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230-5390
+1 410-962-4290
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Was cool to learn about the battle that happened here and the writing of the Star Spangled Banner... read more

Reviewed June 20, 2016
848jerryf
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Shreveport
Great monument!

This was far more interesting than we thought it would be. The park rangers led excellent tours... read more

Reviewed June 20, 2016
cam4est
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Lynchburg, VA
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Historic fort that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the U.S. national anthem.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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2400 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230-5390
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Reviewed June 20, 2016

Was cool to learn about the battle that happened here and the writing of the Star Spangled Banner. Great views.

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Reviewed June 20, 2016

This was far more interesting than we thought it would be. The park rangers led excellent tours with great enthusiasm and knowledge. They all seemed very excited to share their pride of this fort. We also had the fortune of being part of lowering the...More

Thank cam4est
Reviewed June 20, 2016

It's a cool place with much historical value but there is not much else here. There are several rooms in the fort they have dedicated as interpretive areas that simulate what life was like during that time and it does give you a pretty good...More

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Reviewed June 19, 2016

Just walked around and looked at historical sight and bridge that commemorates the star spangled banner

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Reviewed June 19, 2016

This was a well kept and interesting historical visit to the site of an important battle between the US and UK in 1814, from which inspired the US National Anthem. The problem is that history is written by the victors and the elderly volunteer lady...More

Thank Simon C
Reviewed June 18, 2016

We spent a couple hours touring Fort McHenry. The staff was very friendly. The self guided tour starts with a short film describing the fort's history, which includes the War of 1812 and the inspiration for writing the "Star Spangled Banner". The visitor center had...More

Thank 3boys4us
Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Great to learn the real historical facts behind the Nat'l Anthem. Excellent presentation in visitor center. Do this before you walk the monument. Short enough and ends dramatically. Beautiful day, open sky, no shade. Wonderful restoration of site and buildings. Informative NPS demos of furling...More

Thank Track1089
Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a pleasant afternoon at Fort McHenry - on Flag Day no less! Learned a lot about the War of 1812 and also the flag that flew over the fort after the victory (this large flag is now on display in Washington DC at...More

Thank Gabriel002
Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Well preserved and we'll presented. In addition to a look at the Battle of Baltimore and being the inspiration for the "Star Spangled Banner," this site provides insight into the War of 1812, which most of today's boneheaded American youth don't even know occurred.

Thank touron4
Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Ft McHenry is a nice place to get a bit of history and had excellent views of the bay. I'd say it's better for picnics if that's permitted than a super place to visit. There were a few artifacts that really made relating to this...More

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GIRLJP
May 21, 2017|
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Response from bjanavice | Reviewed this property |
Purchase a National Parks Pass for $10.00 if you are over 62 years of age. Gets you and up to 4 additional guests (I think) into every National Park for free. Best ten bucks we ever spent!
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Lizajane22
March 11, 2017|
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Response from Latrish J | Reviewed this property |
3 hours is plenty of time. we were there for about an hour.
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Dorothy M
February 27, 2017|
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Response from Christina T | Reviewed this property |
No, they don't have any scooters, or motorized vehicles. I to have problems getting around. I have taken my power chair there. It gets into most of the places, but it can't get into some parts of the fort.
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