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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
+1 410-962-4290
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

What can you say about this place: The only National Shrine in the country, one of 5 locations where the American Flag flies 24/7 and try to get there in the morning when they raise the flag (about 10 a.m. the day I was there)....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

A very good, informative piece of history, even for those who are not from the USA. Take the time to thoroughly explore the Visitor Centre and watch the movie, before moving on to the actual Fort outside.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Carla1992
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Great historic park in Baltimore City. It's never crowded. It's clean. Surrounded by water. Great place picnic. Managed by the National Park Service. Cherry Blossoms are beautiful in the spring.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank BhindiShak
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

I went to this place just for curiosity and it was awesome because I could learn about American history.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gloriamadrinan4
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We got there early and were able to see the raising of the banner, an impressive sight. Depending on weather conditions they raise different sized flags of the period. We didn't get to see the biggest, but still very cool. The movie in the visitor...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TennesseeTony
Reviewed 1 October 2018

We enjoyed our visit which included the morning changing of the flag, tour of the main buildings, and visitor center movie which was 10 minutes. It was a nice overview of the fort, star spangled banner and the history. Definitely worth stopping in if you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TexasCane
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

If you find yourself in the area (I drove up from DC/live in Montana) Ft McHenry is well worth the time to stop and see. Unfortunately the weather was bad when I visited so the massive garrison flag was not flying but the fort was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately I was in a hurry and the weather was bad for my visit so I didn’t see everything. It was pretty neat to read about the history and the view was pretty nice even with bad weather. I took the water taxi there-just know...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LeslieI_12
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

We have visited Baltimore several times, but never made it to Ft. McHenry. This visit we took a water taxi over and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The volunteer staff was amazingly informative. I lived learning things I had never heard before about the history of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Our son-in-law is a history buff and took us to Fort MdHenry on our visit to Baltimore. I definitely recommend this for anyone over the age of 6. Young ones will enjoy the outdoors, but may not appreiciate the historical importance

Date of experience: June 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