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Address: 2400 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230-5393
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+1 410-962-4290
09:00 - 17:00
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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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old fort

not a big fort and not a whole lot to see but what they had was nice. had only a few rooms to explore.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Athens, Tennessee
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Athens, Tennessee
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

not a big fort and not a whole lot to see but what they had was nice. had only a few rooms to explore.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went on one of the weekends where it was free to get in. We took the Water Taxi from Fell's Point over to Ft. McHenry. There was a lot more about the fort then I knew. I was aware that the Star Spangled Flag created after the battle at Ft. MCHenry but I did not know the different roles... More 

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Pearl City, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We reached this destination by The Connector. It took about 30 minutes but it is so worthwhile. Grounds are beautiful - the cherry blossoms were in full bloom. We were treated to a guide showing up how to handle the American flag. Small entry fee.

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Lehi, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a nice all-around site and experience. The film and museum is interesting and does a nice job providing the background. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The historical site itself is very nicely presented. It's great for kids and has been restored to see what it would have been like. I really recommend this visit.

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Layton, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I expected to just see the restored fort at this site, but it was so much more. I loved the movie at the beginning where they tell the story of Francis Scott Key. It's very powerful and makes you feel very patriotic. The restored barracks and all of the artifacts they have are very fun to look at. It was... More 

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went here with a group of friends, not expecting much but this place really blew me away. Especially the end! Don't want to kill the surprise but go!

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Catonsville, Maryland
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Ft McHenry is located in a beautiful location on the Patapsco River near the Balto Inner Harbor. You can go to walk the grounds, picnic, and check out all the history. The Park Service has done a wonderful job of making this a special place for locals and tourists.

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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The short film before entering the grounds taught me several things I didn't know. The grounds are beautiful. The size of the cannons were impressive.

Thank 309gaily
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This landmark is carefully restored/renovated and very well organized. The film in the visitors' center should be the first stop. It's moving and there's a surprise at the end. Walking through the fort, a visitor truly gets a sense of what it was like to live there. Don't skip the last video about the preservation of the big flag. It's... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love going to this park. The video presentation at the visitor center is so moving and powerful, is a must see. This park is also a great place for a picnic or a nice stroll by the water.

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