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Star-Spangled Banner Flag House

844 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202-4403
+1 410-837-1793
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Great History

Very cool to learn the history behind our NA, and see the house where inspiring flag was made! A... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Chicago, Illinois
via mobile
Changes your knowledge of history.

We all know about Betsy Ross, but you've never known about Mary Pickersgill. You will soon! Betsy... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Willoughby, OH
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Home of Mary Pickersgill, the woman who sewed a U.S. flag during the War of 1812, inspiring the famous Francis Scott Key poem that became the American national anthem.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“small museum” (6 reviews)
“actual house” (3 reviews)
“fort mchenry” (9 reviews)
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844 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202-4403
+1 410-837-1793
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very cool to learn the history behind our NA, and see the house where inspiring flag was made! A must for all Patriots!

Thank CamiR88
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We all know about Betsy Ross, but you've never known about Mary Pickersgill. You will soon! Betsy may have made the first flag, but Mary made the one that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the Star Spangled Banner.

1  Thank FamFive1
Reviewed 25 March 2017

The house was closed, but the outside exhibit was interesting... The plaques and info gave us a good idea of what was going on....cool. (Not sure we needed to go in.) Really glad we stopped by. Again: This visit was not one of the categories...More

Thank tressed
Reviewed 18 February 2017

This is a great piece of American history that many people miss. You need to do the full guided tour to get the whole picture. They also have a really nice playroom for kids.

Thank Anna S
Reviewed 10 February 2017

From reading the reviews, it seems as though our visit was on the wrong day. The museum was lackluster for the price and the video is old and outdated. As far as the house, there was no one to give a tour, we were given...More

2  Thank golfchic_18
Reviewed 2 February 2017

There is a small museum in addition to touring the home where the star spangled banner creators lived. Start with a short film on the history, view the museum exhibits and then tour the home. You can go with a guide or you can go...More

2  Thank Christopher F
Reviewed 1 February 2017

The biggest reason to visit here is for the storytelling from one of the tour guides. She painted the picture of what it would have been like to work at that time and helped us understand the scope of work and the incredible artistry of...More

2  Thank Kami T
Reviewed 30 January 2017

I wouldn't even have known of the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House if I hadn't consulted TripAdvisor---so thank you, TA contributors! I loved learning about the remarkable maker of the Star-Spangled Banner---Mary Pickersgill, a widow who supported her family with a successful sewing business. We paid...More

2  Thank Tiffy_Bird
Reviewed 8 December 2016

We were on a Colonial tour this was listed as a visit. Small museum informative and easy to walk around approx 1 hour. The movie was easy to follow. Would nice to have bought something to mark our visit poor shop. Nice staff.

Thank Heather G
Reviewed 26 November 2016

The main building had a lot of historical information about the time leading up to the battle of Baltimore. The front of the main building with the glass picture of a flag is the actual size of the flag that was flown during that battle...More

Thank Sharity C
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jessica s
29 October 2016|
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Response from kwesterlund | Reviewed this property |
I would say you could spend an hour in the museum and another half-hour/45 min in the Pickersgill house.