Fort McHenry was one of the reasons my family decided to go to Baltimore. After all, we know that it's the site with the rockets red glare. The best part, though, was getting all the historical perspective around the attack on Fort McHenry, the reasons for the War of 1812, and the feel for what the stakes were. It's not just about a poem or a song. It's about these guys who were battling around the clock to hold off an entire fleet from a pretty tiny fort on a spit of land to save a major port city from being burned to the ground. I wish we had more time to walk around the grounds. Don't leave it for the end of the day.