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Fort McHenry National Monument

2400 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230-5390
+1 410-962-4290
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A must see

This is a must see! The park officials are so informative, they can answer any question and clearly... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Shirley C
Remarkable Exhibits and History!

I have to say, the National Park Service always does a remarkable job preserving historical and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bud_McFud
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Historic fort that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the U.S. national anthem.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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2400 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230-5390
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a must see! The park officials are so informative, they can answer any question and clearly LOVE their job! Even if you aren't a history buff, this is a relaxing, wonderful way to spend the day.

Thank Shirley C
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have to say, the National Park Service always does a remarkable job preserving historical and national sites and providing visitors with great educational displays and information. I always learn a lot and have a memorable experience and this is what I got from Fort...More

Thank Bud_McFud
Reviewed 2 days ago

Known for defending Baltimore in the War of 1812. This was the inspiration for the star spangled banner. Nicely preserved with a good intro film. A must do for the tourist.

Thank Edmund1020
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful setting, wish I could have spent more time here. If you view the visitor center and the grounds there is no fee.

Thank MarquetteSandD
Reviewed 3 days ago

We weren't quite sure what to expect and were actually marveled at the site. It is a lovely place to explore and become one with history. The grounds are beautiful and there are lots of opportunities to learn something new. Recommend.

Thank memberat
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One of our great National Parks, Fort McHenry is outstanding. The docents, the visitor center, the programs for young and old are spot on. You can get as little or as much exercise as you want. They have picnic areas, walking trails, and good old...More

Thank tandhgoraj
Reviewed 3 days ago

Best part of the visit is the short ten minute film in the visitor center. The end of the film is awesome especially if you love our flag and country. Dont miss it! The rest of the visit is self guided. Lots of signs to...More

Thank sharonAnnapolis
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very neat place to visit.. lots of looking at the fort.. they do have flag raising at certain time.. also a video to watch and Very small gift shop

Thank broketraveler
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went with my brother and really enjoyed walking around on the water and enjoyed the historical buildings. It was a cool breezy day, but we were moving the whole time. Definitely good for some exercise too, and in a gorgeous spot.

Thank Ariele S
Reviewed 5 days ago

We loved this. I visited with my son (5) and we both loved it. It was a peaceful and informative visit. The grounds are beautiful and we spent a lot of time just walking around and enjoying the view. The presentation was very nice and...More

Thank MLR531
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GIRLJP
What does Fort McHenry cost
22 May 2017|
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Response from bjanavice | Reviewed this property |
Purchase a National Parks Pass for $10.00 if you are over 62 years of age. Gets you and up to 4 additional guests (I think) into every National Park for free. Best ten bucks we ever spent!
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Lizajane22
How much time should we budget for our visit? Is 3 hours enough? Also is there food there? Thx.
12 March 2017|
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Response from Latrish J | Reviewed this property |
3 hours is plenty of time. we were there for about an hour.
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Dorothy M
I am a Senior who walks using a cane and cannot walk great distances, even though there are benches for resting. Are there any "vehicles," that would provide a tour? Some sites have "golf carts," employee driven and charge, which I would be very happy to pay for? Thank you.
28 February 2017|
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Response from Christina T | Reviewed this property |
No, they don't have any scooters, or motorized vehicles. I to have problems getting around. I have taken my power chair there. It gets into most of the places, but it can't get into some parts of the fort.
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