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Fort McHenry National Monument

Open today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Interesting National Monument, especially on a nice fall day

Our son-in-law is a history buff and took us to Fort MdHenry on our visit to Baltimore. I... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Boston, Massachusetts
A great visit even on a rainy day!

Having been in awe for many years of the sacrifices paid by our forefathers to make this the "Land... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tim L
Jefferson, GA, United States
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Historic fort that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the U.S. national anthem.
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2400 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230-5390
+1 410-962-4290
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Reviewed yesterday

Our son-in-law is a history buff and took us to Fort MdHenry on our visit to Baltimore. I definitely recommend this for anyone over the age of 6. Young ones will enjoy the outdoors, but may not appreiciate the historical importance

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Having been in awe for many years of the sacrifices paid by our forefathers to make this the "Land of the Free," I was glad to finally visit this piece of our nation's birthing history. Even though it was raining, and apparently caused a disruption...More

Thank Tim L
Reviewed 4 days ago

I've seen a bunch of the National Parks Service forts, and they tend to be just okay. This one was interesting and looked much different (albeit restored) on the interior. You can walk around the walls and see what soldiers defending it would have seen....More

Thank schmayla98
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was a great place to visit! Full disclosure:. I love history. Learned a lot about the origin of the star spangled banner... But it was so much more than that! So many placards, exhibits etc. I easily could have stayed another couple of hours....More

1  Thank Matthew P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Overall this was a good visit:) Worth the $15 admission price, probably not. My advice, walk around the Fort and save the money. Guide was helpful explaining the battle after the film:) Yet, when other guest in the museum area are playing voice interactive boards...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This fort was the main reason we came to Baltimore and it was wonderful. Although it was a hot day we still had a grand time. The film is so moving and at the end they pull up the screen and there is the Star...More

Thank peonyrose
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are near Baltimore, Maryland, don't forget to plan a stop to Fort McHenry where the Battle of Baltimore was fought and won and Francis Scott Key wrote the Star Spangled Banner while being held prisoner on a British ship out in the harbor....More

Thank cindylouwho712
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Honestly, our group decided to go because it was a rainy day, and we couldn't enjoy outdoor activities like we had planned. All I have to say is that I'm glad it rained! The history there, all the items in the museum, the music, the...More

Thank Melmel9758
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this venue that fuels my patriotic spirit. In 1812 the British came back to the USA to reclaim what they lost in the Revolutionary War. There was a hard fought battle on the water at Fort McHenry. Francis Scott Key was a POW...More

Thank Susan K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at the visitors center when we entered the Park. We came over on the Baltimore Water Taxi which made the visit even more enjoyable. There is a short movie at the visitors center and I would encourage all to take the time to...More

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19 February 2018|
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Response from mdaley2016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes the fort is open today. Normal working hours
19 February 2018|
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Response from rmacdonald115 | Reviewed this property |
sorry, don't know.
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Response from Scabshouse | Reviewed this property |
To visit the Fort is $10 per person. However we only visited the Visitor center to see the exhibit and watch the video and the grounds and that is free.