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
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  • On-site Motorcoach Parking
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Student Group-Friendly
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Rated 5 by SabineBogeCro

November 20, 2022


Must see home of the Star Spangled Banner

What a gem! From a crucial defence of Baltimore in the War of 1812 to the birth of the Star Spangled Banner, this is a must see! Fort McHenry sits just a short bus ride (take the free Blue Banner bus...

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Rated 5 by J8896YQlauries

November 20, 2022


Proud of Old Glory

The visitors center has a short film for refreshing one’s memory of this “forgotten war” along with galleries of the events leading up to this historical event. There is a gift shop too on site...

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Rated 4 by bluespecialk

October 27, 2022


O say can you see…..

Certainly an iconic moment in the early history of the United States. Nice little museum with a brief film about the anthem. The fort is mildly interesting, if you’re into history or military...

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