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Address: 2400 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230-5393
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+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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A well thought out historical site

Great place to just visit and reflect. There is a service charge for the museum and historical sites on the grounds but no charge if you just want to walk outside on the grounds... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to just visit and reflect. There is a service charge for the museum and historical sites on the grounds but no charge if you just want to walk outside on the grounds. The museum tells the story of the fort and there is a short film on Frances Scott Key and the battle that gave rise to his... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Open space to tour. Great for kids because they can scamper around and play "fort". Bring a picnic lunch if you like. I believe there's a small grilling area. Nice view of bay and harbor from there. Dress for weather of the day and comfort.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with two of my grandchildren-- age 7 & 5. Senior discounted admission and children no cost. Many interactive video's ; one exhibit had a volunteer dress in " uniform of the era". Very clean and full of information about the National Anthem.

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Shepherdstown, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Let the presence of our National Anthem, the Star Spangled Banner written at Fort McHenry by Francis Scott Key fill your your soul as you gaze upon the harbor and hear his words, "And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there. Oh, say does that star-spangled banner... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I did the tour a few years ago and it was great. Now whenever the weather is nice, I go to the park for the walk. There is a great walking path, allows for bikes, dogs on leash, kids, grandparents, everybody. If you want to extend your walk, take a peek through the neighborhood. It's wonderful and safe.

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Baltimore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I enjoyed it and took my children when he was young and had an opportunity to experience the atmosphere of being there

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New Tripoli, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I saw this on TripAdvisor and decided to visit. This is run by the National Park Service and is not as popular as many other Parks, but should be put on your "must do list"! This is the best $10.00 you could spend and we spent about 2 hours walking around the grounds. There is a great 10 minute movie... More 

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Reisterstown, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fort McHenry is a great place to see a beautiful view of Charm City while learning about the Battle of Baltimore & FSKey's penning of the National Anthem! This site is well-kept, educational, & fun.

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Glenwood, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We live in the area but hadn't visited in a long time. Enjoyed everything about the monument, from the informative visitor center, touring the fort and strolling the grounds. I actually relearned things I had forgotten about the history of the War of 1812, the significance of the fort and the National Anthem. Love my hometown and the history that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great historical stop for sure. If you're in the area, or are a fan of historic forts, this one is a nice one. Lots of history, it's well maintained and lots of green space and indoor information and attractions also.

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