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Fort McHenry National Monument
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A bit of history
Jul 22, 2014 by: Tourist028 from USA
We have driven by Fort Mchenry several times and decided to stop in and were glad we did. The tour was very good and there were re-enacters on site. We learned a lot from the park ranger and highly recommend taking a guided tour.
Been a long time . . . .
Jul 22, 2014 by: Shawn Tavon S from
I once went to the place so the soldiers would demonstrate how they defeated the Redcoats and how our National Anthem was derived!
200th Anniversary of The Star Spangled Banner
Jul 22, 2014 by: FLB18 from Staten Island, New York
You start off watching a short film, which was definitely moving at the end, but I knew what was going to happen by reading previously travelers comments. You then can tour the grounds for as long as you want. The only tip I can give you, is if you do not like the heat, then plan to visit during cooler temperatures. It was about 92 to the day we went, and although on the water, my family and I just couldn't tolerate the heat, and cut our visit short. If you do go, make sure you bring a few bottles of water.
Surprising History Lesson
Jul 22, 2014 by: Cjest from Richardson, Texas
Even though I was a college history major, Ft. McHenry was not a major entry in our texts. The fort museum does an excellent job instructing history buffs as well as novices on the historical significance of Baltimore in the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, & Civil War. I LOVED how they displayed our flag at the close of the movie shown in the museum.
Off the Beaten Path Gem
Jul 21, 2014 by: Hand_Drawn_Hearts from Lebanon, Pennsylvania
Fort McHenry isn't on the Inner Harbor. It's a little peninsula off the Inner Harbor. I would not walk there because it's like way out there. Thankfully they have the Water Taxi (their last shuttle for the fort leaves Harborplace at 3 PM) and the Charm City Circulator (they have a route that runs all day to the fort)! It's about a 10 minute ride to the fort. My boyfriend and I spend about 2 hours there and I found it amazing! Most of the buildings are closed off but they have facts about the fort all around and you get an amazing view from the upper walls! To get in, there is a 7 dollar fee but all the proceeds go to the fort for upkeep. The fort is also only open till 6PM on the weekends but it is a very interesting and historic!
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