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Fort McHenry National Monument

2400 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230-5390
+1 410-962-4290
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Small but nice National Park

We had a nice day at this nice National Park as we learned about the War of 1812 and our National... read more

Reviewed yesterday
jim H
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Patriotism stirred, national anthem explained

There's a strong and interesting history to the flag and the anthem . Patriotism is revived in... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jeff C
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Historic fort that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the U.S. national anthem.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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2400 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230-5390
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a nice day at this nice National Park as we learned about the War of 1812 and our National Anthem.

Thank jim H
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Reviewed yesterday

There's a strong and interesting history to the flag and the anthem . Patriotism is revived in this basic and uncomplicated national monument and historic shrine. Addresses some of the challenges in our current times but does not lecture. Most importantly you will be at...More

Thank Jeff C
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Ft McHenry was a beautiful place to visit. The trail along the water was beautiful and relaxing. Inside the park it was very informative. We were there on a perfect summer day and had a great trip!

Thank Maggie M
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So glad we went here. It’s a beautiful park with lots of beautiful scenery. They have lots of picnic tables if you want to hang out for a while. We walked around the entire park with our dog. Pets are not allowed in the actual...More

Thank shelly953
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Birthplace of our Star Spangled Banner and key defense fort against the British. Well preserved and volunteer staff are first rate and able to add great color and background to the tour.

Thank Bill T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The stop at Ft. McHenry was special for obvious historical reasons. The kids liked the history, the chance to wonder around the grounds and talk with the Park Rangers. We were there as the end of day flag ceremony was taking place and the Ranger...More

Thank Walt W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time visit and really enjoyed it. I think while people know done of the story, this filled in some added details. Well preserved site with a great story

Thank marshalldown
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful time at the museum and grounds. It is well presented by National Park Service personnel with a film, timeline display, and many buildings to tour. You get a beautiful view of the Baltimore Harbor area, although in the winter can be rather brisk around...More

Thank Susan H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here years ago when I was in junior high and decided to go back again. I was not sad that I did. We braved a cold February day and got there when the park opened, which gave us enough time to see the...More

Thank Erin W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is like stepping back in history! The fort is very well maintained. They have bike paths that go around the fort. It is a great place to spend time with the family and learn about the history of how the national anthem was written.

Thank moseysmelody
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NANCYBRADFORD
18 February 2018|
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Response from mdaley2016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes the fort is open today. Normal working hours
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NANCYBRADFORD
18 February 2018|
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Response from rmacdonald115 | Reviewed this property |
sorry, don't know.
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GIRLJP
21 May 2017|
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Response from Scabshouse | Reviewed this property |
To visit the Fort is $10 per person. However we only visited the Visitor center to see the exhibit and watch the video and the grounds and that is free.
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