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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 real view of history

One of the most informative national sites we've been to. Don't miss the movie as you go in, it... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Mike R
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Bridgewater, New Jersey
History in a well preserved Fort

I've seen too many forts and they all more or less look the same. This fort has great history... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Brandon0072
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Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
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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
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Reviewed yesterday

One of the most informative national sites we've been to. Don't miss the movie as you go in, it ends in a moving manner! When you exit the movie you are asked by a Parks Volunteer if you would like to get some extra facts...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I've seen too many forts and they all more or less look the same. This fort has great history surrounding the American flag and the park service does a great job highlighting the story.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited with my family and learned a lot. I had not previously knew much about this place but it was easy to learn the history here with the set up and cool waterfront views. This is great fir an informational afternoon or run in a...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Count yourself lucky if you are there during the flag presentation. The guide was super knowledgeable and fun. The kids loved him. We learned a lot. The buildings were quite interesting and guides were everywhere to answer questions. Great way to spend and hour or...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 weeks 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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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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