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Address: 2400 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230-5390
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+1 410-962-4290
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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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I saw this on TripAdvisor and decided to visit. This is run by the National Park Service and is not as popular as many other Parks, but should be put on your "must do list... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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New Tripoli, Pennsylvania
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New Tripoli, Pennsylvania
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174 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I saw this on TripAdvisor and decided to visit. This is run by the National Park Service and is not as popular as many other Parks, but should be put on your "must do list"! This is the best $10.00 you could spend and we spent about 2 hours walking around the grounds. There is a great 10 minute movie... More 

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Reisterstown, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fort McHenry is a great place to see a beautiful view of Charm City while learning about the Battle of Baltimore & FSKey's penning of the National Anthem! This site is well-kept, educational, & fun.

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Glenwood, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We live in the area but hadn't visited in a long time. Enjoyed everything about the monument, from the informative visitor center, touring the fort and strolling the grounds. I actually relearned things I had forgotten about the history of the War of 1812, the significance of the fort and the National Anthem. Love my hometown and the history that... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great historical stop for sure. If you're in the area, or are a fan of historic forts, this one is a nice one. Lots of history, it's well maintained and lots of green space and indoor information and attractions also.

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Tacoma, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I like going to historic places and normally, I don't want a big show, just a friendly guide or signs to inform me about what I am seeing. I usually just like to soak up the place on my own. However, I must give a shout out to the slide show that is shown in the amphitheater. It was good... More 

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Baltimore, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The flag flying over the central parade grounds is impossibly ginormous. Very impressive! If you buy a flag at the gift shop they will fly it with the giant flag and give you a certificate that your flag flew over the famous and historic Ft. McHenry! The rest of the fort is extremely interesting and full of history. Make time... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed the visit to the monument. I was both interesting and relaxing. There was a good movie that orients you to what you are seeing and there were beautiful grounds to walk.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When driving up we thought "uh oh, it's just a mound of dirt in the field." But it was outstanding. There's a small visitor center with some artifacts and an excellent short movie that gives you enough history to understand the context without boring the kids. Be sure view this before moving on to the fort itself and wait until... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took our 11-year-old grandson and he was totally engaged. Lots of great exhibits and movies. Walked around on cold misty day and were just fine.

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Ennis,MT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fort is just outside the city, almost like a rural park. Go for the history, but enjoy a picnic and revel in the wide open spaces. The history presentations are well done, and the opportunity to walk the fort and grounds was quite welcome. Try to go early to avoid the crowds and help with the flag raising.

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