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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 25 November 2018

Went with family in summer. Nice walking around area. Many activities for children and adults. Well worth the visit

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MIFire
Reviewed 21 November 2018

They do the history well - we really enjoyed seeing them take down the huge flag in the fort. Lovely place to walk around on a nice day.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ladams96
Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

Fort McHenry is a must see. The history of the fort and battles is well presented and amazing to see. After the video, we went to a talk on the flag. The ranger had us all participate by unfolding the replica flag and holding it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank John W
Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

Full of history. Beautiful grounds & people were friendly & helpful. Only downside was that it cost around $10 to into the actual fort area & we did not wish to pay.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank caylarevels
Reviewed 13 November 2018

This was our second visit. They have a new building and a new video, the end is amazing. Lots of interesting displays. We have enjoyed the flag programs and ceremonies. We had a beautiful day for walking the ramparts. Don't miss it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Karol R
Reviewed 12 November 2018

I only went here because I thought my dad would enjoy it. It was one of the highlights of my trip. The flag ceremony is a MUST DO. I’d definitely return just to do it all over again

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Peg818
Reviewed 8 November 2018

This is a very interesting place. You should go planning to spend some time outside - its got beautiful views as well as some ugly city views. Some great history - try to go in decent weather and watch the flag lowering. if you like...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank sherrik758
Reviewed 8 November 2018

My wife and I spend several hours here on our recent visit to Baltimore and really enjoyed it. They have a wonder film you don't want to miss - either before walking to the fort or afterward before you leave. Great history and staff.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Brad G
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Such a great place, not only to learn about history, but just to walk, to ride bikes, to picnic. We're lucky in Baltimore to have so many beautiful green spaces, and Fort McHenry is one of the best of them.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

We visited on a cold day in November. Definitely watch the short movie before you go into the Fort. We enjoyed seeing the area and learning the history. If you don’t want to pay the entrance fee, you can still walk on the path by...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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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