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Address: 2400 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230-5393
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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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Giving meaning to our national anthem

The NPS' movie provided content and context as it explained the background to the Star Spangled Banner -- a moving moment.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 November 2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

The NPS' movie provided content and context as it explained the background to the Star Spangled Banner -- a moving moment.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

Great area to take in some history and enjoy the outdoors. We took the Water Taxi out to the Fort -- a really fun option to get around and see the city. We spent a relaxing afternoon walking the grounds and exploring the Fort.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015

A very interesting place to visit in warm and sunny weather. The short movie about the Star Spangled Banner should not be missed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

Fort McHenry is an excellent place to visit in Baltimore. Packed with history and interesting stories, you will never get bored here. Coming from Europe, I wanted to spend my year abroad in America learning as much as possible about the country and its people. Fort McHenry was a great place to do just this. The main part of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

Like US history? Worth a side trip. Uniformed soldiers give you a little history of the important event that happened here. Living history is great for students of all ages.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

Visiting the site was interesting, and learned a few things around the way. Short time needed to spend, but a good stop to see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

With my history lovin' husband, I've seen quite a few forts. This one is large, intact, and filled with barracks and cannons--one worth seeing. If you get there before 9am, you can take part in raising the star spangled banner. When we were there, not many people were around, so we raised the storm flag. It's smaller than the one... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015

I visited in mid November. Taking the free bus from the inner harbor by the Information Center was easy and convenient (they run every 15 minutes). The history and restoration of the entire site is fantastic. I was surprised how big the entire park is. Lots of families on a walk along the seawall trail or having a picnic, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

Go inside the headquarters and walk through the inside exhibit, make sure you see the video, I believe it plays every 30 minutes, it explains the whole significance easily! Super cool place, super cool story, then you can walk out and put a place with the story and almost watch if happen before your eyes!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

It was moving. Our group's guide, a park ranger, was knowledgeable and entertaining, even in the rain..

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