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Address: 2400 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230-5390
Phone Number: +1 410-962-4290
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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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nice historic place to visit

you can take the shuttle and get there or you can walk- we walked over there and got back with the shuttle the museum inside is very informative and nice a specially the movie is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Beersheba, Israel
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Beersheba, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

you can take the shuttle and get there or you can walk- we walked over there and got back with the shuttle the museum inside is very informative and nice a specially the movie is good the fort itself is an interesting historic landmark would recommend a visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The words to our national anthem come alive at Fort McHenry. The background that led up to the fateful night when Francis Scott Key penned the lyrics, provide context for appreciating our anthem. The fort itself is well preserved and information is shared via recordings at various points of interest and by the most knowlegable rangers. I loved the level... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Star Spangled Banner will take on new meaning after visiting Fort McHenry. Start with the movie in the visitor's center - it not only give you the historical background for the song but it is quite moving. Then go visit the fort. Visitors of all ages will enjoy seeing the cannons, the view the soldiers had during the battles... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

by the dawn's early light, a large red, white and blue banner? Whose broad stripes and bright stars . . . were so gallantly streaming! over the star-shaped Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore, September 13-14, 1814. The valiant defense of the fort inspired Francis Scott Key to write "The Star-Spangled Banner."

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

November has lots of rainy days in Baltimore. With cousins here from out of town, this was a must visit for them. The movie and museum was good. The fort was excellent. The rooms come to life when you walk in. Even in the rain it was a two hour visit. Of course I love it on sunny days when... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was one of the most moving experiences of my life. At the end of the very short film the screen slowly rises and you see a glimmer of daylight and gradually the fort comes into view and finally our glorious flag. It is an inspirational moment that I will never forget and one that any of our sports figures... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful walk through a critical part of American history, moving tributes and movies and very hands on walk throgh the fully preserved fort. Of all the monuments and museums so far in our 8 month RV trip (we are half waythrough) this was my favourite and kept the kids happily interested and occupied.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Growing up in Baltimore you cannot believe how many people miss the birthplace of our national anthem. Every time I go and watch the short video and they open the curtains to the playing of the stst spangled banner, and the flag flys in the breeze, I well up with pride. Spend the day,pack a lunch. Don't miss this one.

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Nacka, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fort McHenry National Monument is a quick "must see" site to visit. Being the birthplace to the US National Anthem and an exceptionally well preserved fort, it's well worth a visit. The National Park Service rangers were great in explaining and telling about the fort.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The price was good for what you are getting and what it takes to preserve a piece of American History. There is a museum in the main building where you buy your tickets and there is a lot of great history to read about. The video that is shown is great and may bring tears to your eyes. The area... More 

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