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Fort McHenry National Monument
Based on 979 traveler reviews
Jul 27, 2014 by: Aaron S from Madison County, IL
Great history, very good reenactments and the facilities are what you would expect with big federal dollars in a big city. They have a great trail and lots of room for the kids to act like animals. I can get to be a little redundant, they tell the story 5 different ways, but it is all good stuff and takes a little bit for me to fully understand all the intricacies of the story.
Beautifully preserved historic site
Jul 26, 2014 by: stefhim from York, Pennsylvania
We arrived and attended the brief video of the history of Fort McHenry. The well maintained grounds and the NPS guides gave small groups informational reviews - they did not mind having others join the group. We were there for the 'changing of the flag' - very respectful and tourists were participants in the process. Teens and younger kids seemed to appreciate the experience. Nice touch.
Jul 26, 2014 by: Rob S from Ashburn, Virginia
I've been to Fort McHenry several times in my lifetime and it's a place I venture to often when I come to Baltimore. From the birth of our National Anthem to its importance in the War of 1812 the fort is an awesome experience. During our most recent visit, there were re-enactors that provided accurate historical portrayals. The fort structures were open for the public, had the chance to see a drum and fife demonstration as well. Fort McHenry is a great stop and a must see for individuals and families alike! Huzzah!
Well-preserved historical site
Jul 25, 2014 by: ImaPickyTraveller from Memphis
If you're a history buff, it's a great place to visit. It's not a complex or huge place, so you can see it all in 1-2 hours. If you have kids, best to try to time your visit to when they're doing a live cannon fire demonstration...otherwise, they may get a little bored.
Beautiful views, and US History
Jul 24, 2014 by: Greg D from Colchester, Vermont, United States
I have wandered different forts in Maine, NH, VT and NY. This one here in MD is one of the favorite i have been to. Sooo much to see and explore at your own pace. Makes for a great afternoon that even the kids will enjoy.
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