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Address: 2400 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230-5393
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Historic fort that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the U.S. national...

Historic fort that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the U.S. national anthem.

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Great visit with a team of 38 boys!!

Beautiful setting only minutes from the Inner Harbor. Wonderful film at visitor center. Great ranger led tour. Left with a feeling of great patriotism!

Reviewed 6 April 2016
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Tiburon
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Reviewed 6 April 2016

Beautiful setting only minutes from the Inner Harbor. Wonderful film at visitor center. Great ranger led tour. Left with a feeling of great patriotism!

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Bayville, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2016

Great way to spend a few hours. Seems like you are transported back to the 1800's. Great job on restoring and re-creating the Fort. If they had people dressed in the clothing of the day, you would swear you were there during the battle! To get the most out of it, take a tour to learn about the battle. Also... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 4 April 2016

This is a terrific site in Baltimore, obviously ridiculously steeped in history. It's also a beautiful park with some incredible statues and views. Worth a leisurely Sunday stroll around the perimeter (for free) or entering the fort itself.

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Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

After reading some of the current reviews- decided to take a drive. Very windy and crisp day,but enough to keep your mind off of the weather for a couple hours. The most recent reviews are dead on. Very moving. Very informative. Very America!!!

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Greentown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

We had small elem grand kids with us. We took the water taxi over to the fort. The visit was worth the trip. Very educational for both the adults and kids. Thank you.

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Yucaipa
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Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

The way they opened the large windows after the movie, to reveal the flag flying over the fort, while singing the "Stars Spangled Banner" was quite emotional. The fort itself was okay, but history was fantastic. Highly recommend. You can even buy a flag in the gift shop that they will fly over the fort for you.

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Lewis Center, Ohio
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Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

I am not normally a fort tour lover but this was one of the best. The park rangers are very knowledgable and provided great insight into the fort's history, I almost cried after the movie presentation when they ended with the Star Spangled Banner and the movie screen goes up so that you can see the American Flag waving in... More 

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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

The movie and exhibits bring the history to life. Our kids loved it too and if you can make it to the Flag Change ceremony even better. We're not history buffs but this was so well done that you won't be disappointed. We would rate it as the best activity of our 2 days in Baltimore!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 30 March 2016

Love the context around the star-spangled banner, appreciate all the volunteers and re-enactment events that are available, especially in the summer

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 29 March 2016

Admission is $10 for adults 16 and over. 15 and under are free. This is the birthplace of our National Anthem - The Star Spangled Banner. I felt very proud watching the video about the battle that was fought and won here. Although America won it's independence in 1776, we had to continue protecting our port cities from attack. The... More 

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