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Fort McHenry National Monument

Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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This fort was the main reason we came to Baltimore and it was wonderful. Although it was a hot day... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Fenton, Illinois
Fort McHenry and Francis Scott Key

If you are near Baltimore, Maryland, don't forget to plan a stop to Fort McHenry where the Battle... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Baltimore, Maryland
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Historic fort that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the U.S. national anthem.
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2400 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230-5390
+1 410-962-4290
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This fort was the main reason we came to Baltimore and it was wonderful. Although it was a hot day we still had a grand time. The film is so moving and at the end they pull up the screen and there is the Star...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are near Baltimore, Maryland, don't forget to plan a stop to Fort McHenry where the Battle of Baltimore was fought and won and Francis Scott Key wrote the Star Spangled Banner while being held prisoner on a British ship out in the harbor....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Honestly, our group decided to go because it was a rainy day, and we couldn't enjoy outdoor activities like we had planned. All I have to say is that I'm glad it rained! The history there, all the items in the museum, the music, the...More

Thank Melmel9758
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this venue that fuels my patriotic spirit. In 1812 the British came back to the USA to reclaim what they lost in the Revolutionary War. There was a hard fought battle on the water at Fort McHenry. Francis Scott Key was a POW...More

Thank Susan K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at the visitors center when we entered the Park. We came over on the Baltimore Water Taxi which made the visit even more enjoyable. There is a short movie at the visitors center and I would encourage all to take the time to...More

Thank ekf52
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took water taxi to Fort, nice and easy. It was done up really nice with great video to watch prior to going to fort. They have guided ranger tour which is nice. A great place to learn about American History.

Thank TexasCouple_24
Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect historical site for a day outing. Great place for all ages. Lots to see if you are a history buff or not. One of our favorite places this summer. Give it a try; it will not disappoint.

Thank carolamiller49
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband is a history buff, so visiting Ft McHenry was a top priority. It is located just off the coast from where Francis Scott Key penned the words to our national anthem. The fort was rich with history, and some passionate guides added so...More

Thank TheCheerfulGivers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice history lesson and a view into military life 200 years ago. Easy to get to from the inner harbor via free connector bus

Thank Gillette18041
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Huge flag! Bigger than most car dealers, and it means soo much more! Great staff that is knowledgeable and friendly. Lots of hands on for kids and adults. You come away having learned lots!

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