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Address: 2400 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230-5390
Phone Number: +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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Get the feel of the place, where obstinacy and courage overcame superior odds. A great piece of history. Best in mild weather so you can wander about. Not to be missed.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 November 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

Get the feel of the place, where obstinacy and courage overcame superior odds. A great piece of history. Best in mild weather so you can wander about. Not to be missed.

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

Although this is not the most popular national historic site in America, it certainly warrants a visit. During the summer and early fall Fort McHenry is easily accessible from the Baltimore Inner Harbor by water taxi. However, this service stops sometime during October. Therefore, you will need to use your own car, a cab, or other public conveyance if traveling... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

The Fort is well preserved and fun to walk around. Get there in the morning early enough to read some of the information of the War of 1812 in the museum, then head into the fort for the flag raising ceremony. Doing so made the flag raising really meaningful. The park service has an alert saying the movie is not... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

History comes alive. The Visitor Center is free and tells you all you wanted to know about Francic Scott Key, the writing of the national anthem, the War of 1812, etc. There is also a terrific movie. All this before you get into the fort. A great site for all ages!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

This is an excellent historical site and one of our nation's greatest parks. The park rangers are phenomenal. It is a great place to enjoy a picnic lunch and watch the boats.

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Odessa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

We love 2 visit these historical sites and step in the steps of our ancestors who suffered whilst making this a country. MD is beautiful and lots of places 2 visit whilst learning our history. Of course, as any battlefield, it was sad 2 think about all of the suffering that occurred here. ;)

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Frisco, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

This outing went way beyond all expectations! Get there shortly after it opens to see the flag-raising ceremony as it is very inspiring! We had the additional experience of an older veteran whistling The Star Spangled Banner as the flag was raised--absolutely brought tears to the eyes! Kids and adults alike will really enjoy Ft. McHenry. Allow several hours!

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

We had so much fun here! There's a Jr. Ranger program for kids where they interact throughout the fort and earn a badge once done with required activities. You get to walk through the barracks, see the canons, and so much more. Highly recommended!!!!

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Wytheville, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

Very nice site with great guides. This was an exceptional value by using the lifetime senior national park pass.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

I am an home grown Baltimore native and have the great pleasure of visiting this Fort scores and scores of times to visit, perform and volunteer for wetland clean up. I play in a concert band that performs for the re-enactment every fall and also for the opening of the big Nationwide anniversary celebration of the writing of our national... More 

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