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Fort McHenry National Monument
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A Stop for every American
Oct 20, 2014 by: PATravelingGal89 from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Words cannot appropriately describe the feeling of walking on these grounds. The sacredness and history are beyond Awe inspiring! The staff there is very helpful, and the history gained is wonderful. A must see for anyone of any age. Our only issue was getting there. After October 1, the water taxis only go as far as Locust Point, and taxis do not like to go to this area. There was a long walk to the bus, but it was not running that am due to the Baltimore Marathon. The walk from the Locust Point water taxi to the Fort is QUITE LONG!
Birthplace of American National Anthem
Oct 19, 2014 by: RedrocktrekkerSedona from Sedona
Take the ferry from Baltimore's Inner Harbor to Fort McHenry National Monument to experience arriving to the site by boat. It was from a ship In the harbor that Francis Key Scott witnessed the British attack on the Fort during the War of 1812 and, after a day and night of constant bombardment, saw the 15-star and 15-stripe flag still flying over the fort. That experience inspired Key to write the poem that would become the national anthem. The tour was worthwhile and the guide knowledgeable. A must-see for those interested in American Hiatory.
Interesting historical site
Oct 18, 2014 by: zebrasky from Pittsburgh, PA
Spent several hours here recently. Wonderfully preserved fort. The visitors center is worth your time. The site is family friendly and the children have lots to do. The fort itself is in good shape. If you have the time take the guided tour. Chalked with lots of facts and interesting stories. You can even purchase a U.S. Flag and have the staff run it up the flagpole and fly it next to the forts flag.
Star Spangled History
Oct 18, 2014 by: Terrie K from Alameda, California
A self guided or Ranger guided tour of this site is a must for every visitor to Baltimore. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained. The Fort is an historic treasure that has original buildings and armament. Many rooms in the barracks buildings, as well as other areas if the fort, have been restored to include furniture, clothing and both written and audio video explanations of what the visitor is seeing. The majority of spaces are stroller and wheelchair accessible.
A must see when in Baltimore!
Oct 17, 2014 by: C K from Denver, Colorado
No matter how short your visit is, this is a place you have to visit! You will leave with a new level of respect of our forefathers. The site is immaculate and there is so much to learn and enjoy. Purchase water taxi tickets to go here. It saves a lot of time versus taking the bus and you get to enjoy the harbor.
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