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Fort McHenry National Monument

2400 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230-5390
+1 410-962-4290
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Great walks and views

From looking out into the Chesapeake bay to the sweeping ramparts of the fort the best part is the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Dharmajit
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A very nice introduction in the visitor center about the 1814 events that led to the writing of the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Rickard B
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Historic fort that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the U.S. national anthem.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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2400 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230-5390
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

From looking out into the Chesapeake bay to the sweeping ramparts of the fort the best part is the outdoor experience more than what I could see or enjoy within the fort itself ( or what remains of it). A nice place for an evening...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A very nice introduction in the visitor center about the 1814 events that led to the writing of the Star-Spangled Banner. Watch the movie and look at the historical items on display. Then stroll up to the fort where you’ll find plenty of more information...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Now I know all about the star spangled banner. Nice film to start it off and beautiful grounds to walk around.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The fort is not very big by some standards, but there is a lot of history involved. The site gives you an idea about what it might have taken to defend Baltimore from the English 200 years ago. Take the water taxi, tour the fort...More

Thank Dennis J
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day, had perfect weather. If you love history it is a great place to go. Must watch the video, very patriotic. Beautiful location to just walk around

Thank Todd B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took out grandchildren here last year. This was such a well preserved and well presented site. The video presentation absolutely made me get goose bumps and a big lump in my throat. It is also a photographers paradise with spectacular views all around. Don't...More

Thank Thomas B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Baltimore great to visit and use the water taxi's to get around. We took the taxi to Fort McHenry from where we were staying in the Inner Harbor area. Wonderful presentation in the visitor center of the War of 1812 and inspiration for Francis Scott...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the new Fort McHenry visitor's center, as well as the very knowledgeable docents they have. I know the jail happens to be haunted, as well as a few other buildings. Ask about it and maybe a docent will tell you of a personal...More

Thank Jennifer H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent half the day learning and enjoying fort mchenry...the short video is a must to get an idea on how the star spangled banner our national anthem came to be after the war of 18n12...youll learn alot and get a feel of daily life as...More

Thank slayer84
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most of our time spent at Ft. McHenry was spent outside, walking around the grounds. The view of the bay from on top of the fort walls is spectacular. The visitor's center has a nice film about the history of the Star Spangled Banner, and...More

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NANCYBRADFORD
19 February 2018|
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Response from mdaley2016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes the fort is open today. Normal working hours
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NANCYBRADFORD
19 February 2018|
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Response from rmacdonald115 | Reviewed this property |
sorry, don't know.
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GIRLJP
22 May 2017|
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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.
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