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Fort McHenry National Monument

Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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 3 January 2019

Great place to view the fire works, camp out with friends and family. Take a picnic basket or food along with some lounge chairs and have a great time. We did!!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Fushari1
Reviewed 2 January 2019

I learned so much about our national anthem during this visit. The video that starts the tour will give you goose-bumps at the end! Our tour guide was excellent. We happened to visit on a very windy day so we did not get to experience...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SchnauzerBridget
Reviewed 26 December 2018

If you are visiting Baltimore, a visit to Fort McHenry is a must! I had no idea of all the history of the Fort and it's connection to the Star Spangle Banner. In the Visitor's Center be sure and see the free film about the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank russcox
Reviewed 20 December 2018

Our group took the Harbor Water Taxi to Fort McHenry. This is the easiest way to get to the Fort From downtown Baltimore. One caution, be sure to purchase a day ticket while in Baltimore. The Water Taxi does not sell tickets at Fort McHenry....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Wayne C
Reviewed 18 December 2018

This was an enjoyable tour of a landmark crucial to American history. One of the best parts is the reveal at the end of the video presentation in the visitor center.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Steven W
Reviewed 13 December 2018

I have the parks pass for this year so I am loving getting to see as many as I can and this is usable here (saved $15). I had the place to myself mostly so I loved getting to go through all the doors that...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BRBE001
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Although the weather was not so nice the day we visited, we enjoyed touring the old offices and officer's quarters. They have been designed to tell the story of the early fort. The grounds are like a maze, and fun to walk and see the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank advocateonwheels
Reviewed 7 December 2018

We had a wonderful time at this Monument. We first saw the short film in their theater then looked at the exhibits. It was very well done. After the visit at the visitor's center, we went to the fort and saw the cannons used during...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 30 November 2018 via mobile

The history presented here gives youa real sense of where the battle occurred and how it unfolded. My daughter is a sucker for battlefields and loved this place.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank jamesd1030
Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit, you can take a hour if you are in a hurry or hours if you get into it. The cost of admission is very well worth it. The views are also a great perk to a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rnolan1775
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16 March 2019|
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3 January 2019|
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Response from Lisa S | Reviewed this property |
You could either take a cab or the free bus called the Circulator. You would take the Banner Route on the Circulator to go from downtown to Ft. McHenry. It's 3 miles from the Inner Harbor to the Fort, so definitely walkable... More
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Response from joe s | Reviewed this property |
You can walk around, outside of the fort,but you pay a fee to see inside,is very interesting. Good luck