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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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Nice exhibits

Very nice facility....several exhibits to look and enjoy. You can also tour the home as well which... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2017
dino2mom
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French Lick, In
Great house and yard

Unfortunately, the day we were there, the house was closed, but we were able to go into the side... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2017
gldnpupper27
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Knoxville, TN
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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.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“small museum” (6 reviews)
“actual house” (3 reviews)
“fort mchenry” (9 reviews)
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844 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202-4403
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+1 410-837-1793
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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 19 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.

1  Thank FamFive1
Reviewed 25 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
Reviewed 18 February 2017

This is a great piece of American history that many people miss. You need to do the full guided tour to get the whole picture. They also have a really nice playroom for kids.

Thank Anna S
Reviewed 10 February 2017

From reading the reviews, it seems as though our visit was on the wrong day. The museum was lackluster for the price and the video is old and outdated. As far as the house, there was no one to give a tour, we were given...More

2  Thank golfchic_18
Reviewed 2 February 2017

There is a small museum in addition to touring the home where the star spangled banner creators lived. Start with a short film on the history, view the museum exhibits and then tour the home. You can go with a guide or you can go...More

2  Thank Christopher F
Reviewed 31 January 2017

The biggest reason to visit here is for the storytelling from one of the tour guides. She painted the picture of what it would have been like to work at that time and helped us understand the scope of work and the incredible artistry of...More

2  Thank Kami T
Reviewed 30 January 2017

I wouldn't even have known of the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House if I hadn't consulted TripAdvisor---so thank you, TA contributors! I loved learning about the remarkable maker of the Star-Spangled Banner---Mary Pickersgill, a widow who supported her family with a successful sewing business. We paid...More

2  Thank Tiffy_Bird
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jessica s
29 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.
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