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My wife and I took our teenage daughter. We got lucky and arrived right before the flag exchange where they take down the flag that flew last night and put up today’s flag. Really enjoyed this visit. Great for history buffs.
With the interpretation provided by Park Service & your own imagination, exploring this old fort is a worthwhile visit,
Good overview of the War of 1812 & the inspiration arising from the battle here, gives a better understanding to the words of our National Anthem...More
I’m a local resident who has visited too many times to count, but I never miss a chance to bring guests to this historic treasure on the water. Children and adults love the reenactments (check times before you go to make sure you’re there for...More
Great place to be to learn the history behind one of America's great songs ever written. Visit the very site to understand the pain and suffering that took place here in 1814.
The day when I visited it was raining so could not spend much...More
Great musuem and fort to visit; one of the best we have seen on the East Coast. It was not crowded and we were able to explore the whole fort. The musuem does a great job in discussing the War of 1812, the Chesapeake Campaign,...More
We went in the afternoon and got to participate in a demonstration on the artillery used during the bombardment on Ft. McHenry. Following the presentation at 4:00 there is the lowering of the flag. This is also something you can participate in.
We visited this fort and it was really nice to see the place that inspired the national anthem. We also got to learn about the Battle in September 1814 where the soldiers were able to fend off a large Armada of British ships.
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
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 if you're up for it. It's not bad as long as the weather's nice. You'd see a few mediocre blocks with a lot of traffic, but you'd also see a lot of charming neighborhoods with different types of rowhouses. It's a good way to get a feel for the southern part of the city. (Oh, but which train are you taking? The Penn Line which drops you off 2 miles north of the harbor, or the Camden Line, which drops you downtown?)