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Fort McHenry National Monument
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Perfect place for Fireworks
Mar 04, 2014 by: Sara B from Baltimore, Maryland
Pack your picnic dinner, blanket head to the park this place is perfect to spend 4th of July. Great place to view the fireworks.
A Must See
Mar 04, 2014 by: Karen T from Baltimore, Maryland
This is a must see for everyone. Great for family, kids, young and old alike. Impossible not to be amazed and educated before you depart.
Great feeling for history
Mar 03, 2014 by: samtrip12345 from Charlottesville, Virginia
You really get the feeling of what it was like in the early 1800s as you walk the grounds so if you are a history buff, this place is a must. Really easy to get to if you are careful and don't miss the turn off on 95.
8 year old LOVES it!
Mar 01, 2014 by: mrsniice from
I took my 8 year old here over President's day week. Admission was free and guides were very helpful. The visitor's center has a nice collection of background information although he didn't stop to read all of it. Even though it was cold, it was a very sunny day and we walked the grounds exploring all the shoveled paths. Because of the exhibits in the visitor's center he had a good idea of what he was looking at when we went out to the fort. I didn't know that the fort was well used during other eras and we especially liked looking at the exhibit in the fort that shows what they dug up where and from what time period it was from. All in all we spent about and hour and a half, which might not be enough for a history teacher but for her son it was perfect. Would recommend this during the off season as I can imagine it gets very crowded in the summer.
A stirring experience
Feb 25, 2014 by: Nina W from Wood Ridge, New Jersey
I don't consider myself terribly patriotic, but a visit to Fort McHenry strikes the patriotic chord in anyone. You must watch the brief film and prepare yourself for a wonderfully stirring ending. The fort itself is well preserved and filled with interesting exhibits. The grounds are beautiful. Well worth the trip on a sunny day.
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