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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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?)