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Fort McHenry National Monument
Ranked #2 of 243 things to do in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Historic fort that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the U.S. national anthem.
Reviewed May 19, 2013

enjoyed learning the history of it and wandering around the fort. not much else to say about it, would recommend going though.

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Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

Visited with the kids and did the junior ranger program. The visitor center is new and spectacularly done. Entrance to the fort, for a fee, is well worth the expense and the kids enjoyed climbing the walls and going into the historic buildings and bunkers. The grounds are beautifully maintained and situated on the Baltimore harbor We wish we had packed a picnic. Don't miss the video in the visitors center, truly worth the time. You can take the water taxi from the in the Inner Harbor to add an extra treat to the experience.

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Reviewed May 13, 2013

On September 12, 1814, the British army and navy launched a fierce attack on Baltimore harbor. This was after the British had sacked and burned Washington. Fort McHenry's defenders successfully repulsed the attack, surviving cannon fire from the British fleet. Francis Scott Key witnessed the bombardment from a sloop on the river, and penned the Star-Spangled Banner to memorialize the occasion. Fort McHenry flies the largest American flag you've ever seen, and visitors are given an opportunity to raise and lower it. The site is well kept and well worth visiting. It is a proud piece of American history.

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Reviewed May 12, 2013

As a very proud Canadian, I found it interesting regarding the American perspective on this war. During my tour of this rather historic battle site, the US Park Service asserts that the USA was not interested in expanding itself into Canada but from my history I was taught something else. I am not here to discuss this point but note the different USA point of view. H plus different displays. Once one parks in the parking lot than work your way to the Reception & Educational Centre. You will see displays regards this war than a movie regards the battle at Fot McHenry plus the city of Baltimore. Following this for aa small entrance fee, there is a five minute to the fort. It is wworth walking tthrough tthe old buuildings but disappointing that there are no guided tours. The USA should be very proud of the development of theire national song based on the events at this site!

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Reviewed May 12, 2013

Fort McHenry is one of my favorite historical places of all time. I've been there several times and could not recommend it more! Go now! So much history and fun for the whole family!

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