Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine

2400 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230 Get Directions 
Phone: 410-962-4290

Baltimore City

Central Maryland
Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine
Description
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.
Hours
Daily, 9am-5pm; Summer: 9am-6pm; closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day.
Amenities
ADA Accessible
Admission/Tickets Required
Concessions
Family-Friendly
Free Parking
Pet-Friendly

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July 19, 2019
Carol942
Do start with the ten-minute introductory video in the Visitor's Center. Not only does it give you an overview of the history, but when it ends with the "Star Spangled Banner," the projection screen...
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July 19, 2019
patricksS4343SF
Actually funded by the Merchants of Baltimore to protect the harbor, it worked fine in thw war of 1812. Under heavy bombardment overnight, it's flag was flying in the morning, and the Royal Navy gave...
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July 17, 2019
MBDinNJ
Visiting Baltimore with a teenage boy, we weren’t sure we would like this, but it was our favorite stop! Beautiful grounds and history to explore. Spacious and memorable.