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Fort McHenry National Monument

2400 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230-5390
+1 410-962-4290
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My favorite stop in Baltimore!

This is another very worthwhile historical site within the National Park Service. As others have... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
U7117VKjohnd
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Denver, Colorado
It Will Bring You To Tears

I have lived in Baltimore County pretty much all my life and love it. But, Baltimore City is just... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
bmspivey01
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Historic fort that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the U.S. national anthem.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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2400 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230-5390
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is another very worthwhile historical site within the National Park Service. As others have mentioned, the short film in the visitor center is very good. There are also exhibits to check out in the visitor center, including traditional artifacts/written explanations and audio of various...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I have lived in Baltimore County pretty much all my life and love it. But, Baltimore City is just so chock full of history and fun things to do. Fort McHenry is a great place to just take a walk, have a picnic or brush...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Everyone needs to visit this sight and learn about the early history of our country and the writing of our National Anthem. The location is easy to get to and the programs are outstanding.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We just happened to be there on Flag Day. Which made the experience much cooler. But even on a normal day, it's definitely worth the trip out there. Beautiful grounds and interesting buildings inside the fort for you to explore. There is also good information...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellent place to visit for children school age and up. Many free exhibits which tell the "story" of the writing of the National Anthem and the part FT McHenry played in it as well as the War of 1812 There is an extra charge t...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Well done national park in a lovely setting on the water. It's a park for those of us who love history and those who don't care because it's so pretty. The parking is shockingly in short supply. You can do the water taxi. They tell...More

Thank Turner S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's the Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine, to give it's full name. Inspiring story behind it specially the way the Stars-Spangled Banner was written by Scott Key & propagated. It was 1812 when the war against the British army was fought valiantly by...More

Thank Sayeed C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun to be able to walk around the old fort that protected the Baltimore harbor. Guided tours offered for more in depth information. Great views of the harbor. Great place to learn about the "forgotten war" - the war of 1812.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was kind of a quick stop because I did not have a lot of time to spend at this place because it was near closing time. But the time I did have was well worth the stop. It was pretty impressive to see a...More

Thank mherzberg
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was taken to Fort McHenry by a local from Baltimore and I was amazed at what I learnt about the horrific war between the British and American's in 1812, the American Flag, and how the Star Spangled Banner was created as the national anthem...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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