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Fort McHenry National Monument
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A MUST GO!
Apr 18, 2015 by: tom p from Riverside, Connecticut
This is a great way to spend half a day doing something fun and also learning about our Country's history. Park Rangers did a great job of explaining everything and pointing out what to see. Make sure to go inside to see the movie . We took a water taxi that made it even nicer! Great for tweens and teens
Allow a bit more than 1 hour.
Apr 18, 2015 by: JoAnn70820 from Baton Rouge, Louisiana
We got bad advice and were told to catch the free Charm City bus to Ft. McHenry at 3:45 "to see the flag change." We wanted to see a little more of the Fort. By the time we arrived (and there is quite a walk from the point the bus drops you off) we saw only PART Mof the movie and then walked very quickly to see the flag change for the evening. This was a nice presentation by one of the Park Rangers. There was more we wanted to see, and arriving there 1/2 hour earlier would have been better. This is a nice venue and worth seeing.
This is an amazing part of American history.
Apr 18, 2015 by: cakedeco from Cleveland, Ohio
This a wonderful place to learn the history of the Star Spangled Banner. There is a film you should see first to learn about the war and Francis Scott Key. It is quite moving. Then tour the fort to see the barracks, the gunnery and the officers quarters. There was a marching group with drummers. There is a daily demonstration of the cannon loading and firing. It is well worth the time and entrance fee to see this. You can get there from the Inner Harbour by bus, car or water taxi.
Steeped in History
Apr 17, 2015 by: SeparatriX from Parsonsburg, Maryland
So much history! So much to learn and to see. Park employees are very helpful. We visited before May 2014, but this was the oldest date I could use.
Apr 17, 2015 by: Jeanette L from Toms River, New Jersey
The fort is set up with good exhibits so that you can learn about the events that occurred at Fort McHenry and get a good idea of how it was to be there in the military
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