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Fort McHenry National Monument

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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 2 November 2018 via mobile

great national parkgreat visitors center staff loves,sharing self guided tour was great film and exhibits well developed ft exhibits were great as well a must see for anyonecwho wants to come to baltimore great weekend getaway from a 200 mile drive jimbo bateso

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Fine peak into our storied history. The Natl Park Service usually does its interpretation in a superb manner. This was no exception. A must if you are in the Baltimore area.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Drbrooks4337
Reviewed 29 October 2018

So much more than I expected. The fort itself was very interesting and educational. The park was very large and beautiful.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Richard B
Reviewed 24 October 2018

If you are in this area a must stop and take this tour. The history behind this stop is fantastic. My wife and I have been here twice and also enjoy the fireworks in July.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Don B
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Be sure to see the movie of the area in their theater. The whole area is full of history of our nation. Learn the story of the writing of our national anthem. You can walk the grounds and see the old fort. This does require...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank arlened585
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

I’m a history buff so this site was in my list. The experience was even better than I expected. Don’t miss it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank gregoryposton
Reviewed 21 October 2018

My daughter and I visited Fort McHenry on a recent visit to the Baltimore area. Frankly speaking I didn't realize the Francis Scott Key wrote the Star Spangled Banner here but I wasn't paying attention on 5th grade history. The fort is an outstanding replication...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Grantman66
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Subject of Star Spangled Banner. The introductory film ends with one of the most emotional experiences at a historical site. Stood among group of veterans who went openly.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Perrythomasbarrett
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Fascinating place with history that we had no idea had happened here. Very helpful volunteer staff and was nice to just be able to roam the grounds. The movie was very informative

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sharonbB305PD
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Informative and interesting location that provides further history and facts . Ask why fort cannons were aimed at city during Civil War .

Date of experience: October 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