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Fort McHenry National Monument
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Outstanding family experience
Nov 19, 2014 by: 1cynthiac from Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
We've been to a lot of historical monuments and forts...St. Augustine, San Juan, etc..but Fort McHenry National Monument has by far provided the most moving experience for our family. Definitely begin with the film at the Visitor's Center--because they have designed it to have an experiential moment that makes the entire "Star Spangled Banner" story very personal for ages 6 and up. And the moment when we all stand and realize what we are experiencing touched everyone in my family--including my two teen boys ages 14 and 17. The grounds of the Fort are very pleasant, and the flag ceremony worth watching. We recommend this experience.
Stumbled on this
Nov 16, 2014 by: Chris A from Tring, England, United Kingdom
Didn't intend to come to this monument, almost stumbled across it but quite interesting, too cold to stay longer though
Nov 16, 2014 by: Michele L from Carson City, Nevada
We visited Fort McHenry in November and it was such a treat! We walked all over the entire fort. Loved the historical elements- from the authentic bunk houses to the historical artifacts all around. This is a must-see if you are in the Baltimore area.
Historical site at its best
Nov 15, 2014 by: Rebecca S from Portland, Oregon, United States
Right in the heart of a modern city yet still alive with history. The site provides a mix of history and gorgeous views of the water. You can move about rather freely on the property and spend a great deal of time casually walking about. Enjoyed getting a glimpse at what life might have been like at the fort way back when.
A Baltimore must see
Nov 15, 2014 by: JC-Meg from Baltimore, Maryland
A recent return to this historical site was my first since the construction of the museum / visitors center. Very well kept grounds and an amazing view of the city / harbor. I did not take the tour, however I did spend a great amount of time walking the grounds and taking in the sights. It is FREE to park your car and walk around this amazing piece of US history. Whether you are an avid history buff or are simply looking for a great place to walk around on a nice day, this is a true Baltimore gem that all should visit.
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