Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine

Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine Photo
The Fort's successful defense during the Battle of Baltimore in 1814 inspired the writing of "The Star-Spangled Banner." Film, interpretive programs, living history, special events. Part of Maryland's 2020 Year of the Woman. NOTE: Operations may be impacted by COVID-19, please check website for more info.


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2400 E Fort Ave
Baltimore, MD
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  • ADA Accessible
  • Admission/Tickets Required
  • Concessions
  • Family-Friendly
  • Free Parking
  • Group-Friendly
  • On-site Motorcoach Parking
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Student Group-Friendly
  • Weddings
Rated 5 by kenneth0923

March 22, 2023


History at its finest

Any type of war fort should get a 5 star. Americans died here. It's $15 per person to enter like all other forts. A room across from cashier has a time line of the war and the star spangled banner...

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Rated 4 by DavidL753

February 22, 2023


Learn some American history

Good place to learn about the War of 1812. Some docents at the Fort itself would have added to visit. You can really get a sense of how the fort dominates the harbor entrance. The short film at the...

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Rated 4 by F4108JXhelenl

February 04, 2023


Great place of history

Great place to visit and learn about our national anthem and American history. Staff at the Fort was friendly and helpful. Gift shop staff was more concerned with complaining about coworkers and...

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