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Star-Spangled Banner Flag House

844 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202-4403
+1 410-837-1793
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A lot of history here

Beautiful historic home where the Fort McHenry flag was sewn and commissioned. This was the flag... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2017
via mobile

I had no idea how big the Star Spangled Flag actually was, and how much work went into its... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2017
Dallas, Texas
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Home of Mary Pickersgill, the woman who sewed a U.S. flag during the War of 1812, inspiring the famous Francis Scott Key poem that became the American national anthem.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“small museum” (6 reviews)
“fort mchenry” (11 reviews)
“actual house” (3 reviews)
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844 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202-4403
+1 410-837-1793
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Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Beautiful historic home where the Fort McHenry flag was sewn and commissioned. This was the flag that Francis Scott Key saw when the smoke cleared and wrote the Star-Spangled Banner about. Tour the 18th century home of the seamstress and the museum next door. The...More

Thank mariavhaag
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

I had no idea how big the Star Spangled Flag actually was, and how much work went into its creation. The museum and house are really interesting! Worth the stop.

Thank librarianmarn
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Located on the edge of Little Italy, this is a great spot to view our country's history. It is mostly indoors and can be done rain or shine. Afterwards it is a 5 minute walk to some of Little Italy's and Balltimore's best restaurants.

Thank Anthony H
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

If you have 45 minutes to spare while visiting Baltimore I recommend taking the kids to the Flag House & 1812 Museum. Quick tour with a lot of information but not overwhelming.

Thank kristiboren
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Whether you take the trolley tour or go on your own, this spot offers an important look at our history. This is where the American flag was sewn for the site at Fort McHenry and it was that flag memorialized by Francis Scott Key.

Thank mesatraveler
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Very nice facility....several exhibits to look and enjoy. You can also tour the home as well which was very interesting.

Thank dino2mom
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Unfortunately, the day we were there, the house was closed, but we were able to go into the side yard and look around. They had a very cool map of the US, with all the states made out of their local stone. Each state was...More

Thank gldnpupper27
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Very cool to learn the history behind our NA, and see the house where inspiring flag was made! A must for all Patriots!

Thank CamiR88
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We all know about Betsy Ross, but you've never known about Mary Pickersgill. You will soon! Betsy may have made the first flag, but Mary made the one that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the Star Spangled Banner.

2  Thank FamFive1
Reviewed 24 March 2017

The house was closed, but the outside exhibit was interesting... The plaques and info gave us a good idea of what was going on....cool. (Not sure we needed to go in.) Really glad we stopped by. Again: This visit was not one of the categories...More

Thank tressed
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jessica s
28 October 2016|
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Response from kwesterlund | Reviewed this property |
I would say you could spend an hour in the museum and another half-hour/45 min in the Pickersgill house.