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Trip Advisor The U.S. Park Service at it's best
Mar 05, 2015 by: Judy F from Rockville, Maryland
This is one of my favorite historical parks. The visitors' center is outstanding and the movie is a must see before going into the fort. The interpretive services and friendliness of the guides makes visiting the place where the Star Spangled Banner was "born" a real treat.

Trip Advisor Inspiring!
Mar 03, 2015 by: 1945Sheila from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
A visit to Fort McHenry is a must if you're in Baltimore. I was very impressed with the beauty of the grounds and fascinated with the history of Fort McHenry. Just being there was inspiring and I learned a lot.

Trip Advisor Oh say can you see, by the dawns early light.
Mar 03, 2015 by: Teresa F from Mill Hall, Pennsylvania
The real meaning of The Star Spangler Banner comes to life. As you hear the story and see where one of the battle was fought for our freedom, there is Calm Reverent Silence. You will be more proud and happy to rise and sing after this visit. Thanks!

Trip Advisor even -11C temperatures and snow couldnt keep us away.
Mar 03, 2015 by: cumba68 from cork ireland
Visiting Baltimore from Ireland - a few days to pass pre cruise and my husband had researched here and was on top of his list of places to visit.we got the Banner Route of Charm city Circulator bus ( Free Bus) out to Locust Point. Bitter cold day snow falling- 11C but that didnt deter us from walking around this splendid site. Staff at reception so friendly and informative.So much information and my husband had great conversations with staff on site. I was really interested in the footage of when there was a hospital on site. Fascinating amazing people. Highly recommend visiting here. spent most of the day here.

Trip Advisor Wonderful historic site
Mar 01, 2015 by: Buttersthecat from Parkville MD
The park rangers are grace personified and we saw them under siege of a 5th grade class on a brutally cold day. The new ( to us) exhibits really bring 1812 into focus. I cannot say everyone chokes up over seeing the flag but, it moves me every time when I think about our soldiers and the environment in which they fought. Also good to know how Ft McHenry continued to vitally serve the country before it became a park. Watching the ships and tugs from the seawall gave us a few moments of quiet reflection for which we were grateful. The fort covered in snow is quite a beautiful site. So glad we re -visited a place we thought we knew well!

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