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Fort McHenry National Monument
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Free to Stroll
Jan 25, 2015 by: primerstar6 from Baltimore
I love coming over here for a stroll, Fort McHenry's location on the water is really nice and there is a good walking trail. The grounds are immaculate, quiet and pleasant. The Fort itself is amazing to see and you can get a sense of what it might've been like on the day of battle. The Visitor's Center has some nice exhibits and is good to tour if you are into the historical artifacts and background. Staff is friendly and helpful, there is ample free parking and leashed dogs are allowed to walk.
Jan 21, 2015 by: Shannon K from Lewiston, Idaho
Great place to get the real feel of what it felt like to be here in the 1800s. Excellent collection of artifacts without the museum pressures. Friendly, period dressed, guides answer questions and involve you in retelling some interesting facts and events of the beautiful place. I highly recommend this for families
A Must See in Baltimore for History Buffs
Jan 21, 2015 by: Thomas K from
Fort McHenry offers a rich experience for American history lovers. The Visitor Center has interactive displays, a highly informative film on the Battle of Baltimore, information on Francis Scott Key, and a number of artifacts including cannon balls from the battle. There are nice trails around and through the fort. Plaques around the park and in the building offer an excellent primer on the battle, the War of 1812, and the life of a soldier at that time. The fort was also used during the Civil War and as a hospital after WW I. Those uses are also covered. We spent four hours there and are most satisfied. There is an excellent gift shop and nice, clean restrooms in the Visitors' Center.
Jan 19, 2015 by: Bill D from Vancouver, Washington
History we should never forget. You get a much better picture of what went on than what you get from history books.
Star Spangled Banner
Jan 17, 2015 by: Jxx0928 from Fort Worth, Texas
Birth of the Star Spangled Banner during the War of 1812. Small museum with introductory film of the history of the Fort. Grandchildren enjoyed the tour of the Fort even with the cold weather. Note to self, go in late spring or summer on next trip. Very good value for families small children since under 15 are free. Seniors (over 65) can also present (or purchase) a Senior Pass which admits a total of 4 persons over 16. Very Enjoyable Experience but should have gone a day later when it was a little warmer.
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