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Fort McHenry National Monument
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Aug 28, 2014 by: crowdedfalafel from Sarasota, Florida
Not terribly much to it, no one to offer info. Some politicians were having a private shindig and that seemed more important than the tour.
Lovely respite in Baltimore
Aug 28, 2014 by: jdsMunich from munich
Ft. McHenry is so important in American history, and the way it is set up, with the attractions like shooting off cannons, the guards, etc., gives you a great impression of that famous battle. Great place for picnic under the trees and watching the ships go in and out of the harbor.
Love Fort McHenry!
Aug 27, 2014 by: Im-Batman1971 from Baltimore, Maryland
I love Fort McHenry! It's beautiful! From the park's grounds, you get a little taste and views of history, industry, urban landscape, and beautiful water views. The park grounds are free, and you can casually walk, jog, or bike around the paved water's edge, or you can pay to access the fort. Both are well worth it. It was here that Baltimore militias defeated British troops during the war of 1812, and more importantly, it was during that battle that Frances Scott Key observed, was inspired, and wrote our National Anthem, The Star Spangled Banner. Combine that with the beauty of the area and it makes for a very fun and impressive visit! And since it's a national park/monument, the prices are extremely reasonable, and there is on ground parking, and this area is pretty safe to visit.
Oh Say You Need to See
Aug 25, 2014 by: ColumbusChicks from Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
This national monument has very moving displays of how our Stars and Stripes came to be. From the museum and beautiful film, to the gorgeous Fort McHenry grounds and the wonderful activities,scheduled throughout the day. We watched re-enactors fire a cannon, practice marching and raise and lower the flag -- with a lot of help from us visitors. Very educational, but fun. My 14-year-old was captivated and learned a great history lesson (students are free, by the way; only adults had to pay to enter). And, watching boats in the harbor was quite peaceful.
Fort McHenry tour
Aug 25, 2014 by: retired_zoomie from upstate NY
Great for family and history buffs -- artifacts for little ones to see and grown-ups to place in perspective to the time.
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