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Fort McHenry National Monument
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Truly not to be missed
Aug 18, 2014 by: mccourt49 from Dublin VA
To stand at the fort where the British were turned back and the inspirational Star Spangled Banner was born was an honor. We spent some time speaking with a Park Ranger named Scott who had obviously seriously studied the history surrounding us, and his insight added a great deal to our visit. There is a lot to be learned here. As I've said many times, the more I learn about history, the more I'm convinced our schools don't teach enough of it.
Important piece of US History
Aug 18, 2014 by: ShannonTravers from Baltimore, Maryland
Even though Fort McHenry is small and out in the open it holds a very important place in American history. Something that most probably dont fully understand, and its in my back yard, so to speak. We visited on 8/17/2014, during the Star Spangled 200 celebration. The fort has had many uses other than the birth of the National Anthem during the British Invasion. We saw a drum and fife demonstration along with a cannon firing demonstration. We also helped lower the largest flag, because of wind, and raised a smaller flag in its place. It was a short but very informative vidit to a national monument.
Very informative and interesting
Aug 17, 2014 by: hotelguest4321 from New York
We recently visited fort mchenry and were pleasantly surprised how much we enjoyed ourselves. The tour guides were knowledgeable, interactive, clear, and interesting. This is the place where the Star-Spangled Banner was inspired and composed and also played a big part in the war of 1812 against Britain. If you have an interest in history, or are just looking for something inexpensive to do in Baltimore, md, I recommend you visit.
A national treasure
Aug 17, 2014 by: Jeff S from Baltimore, Maryland
Don't miss going through the visitor pavilion when you visit Baltimore. It will bring out the patriotism in your heart.
Home of the National Anthem
Aug 17, 2014 by: BmoreGal7 from Stowe, Pennsylvania
Fort McHenry is known for the Battle of 1812 when Francis Scott Key wrote the Star-Spangled Banner. The fort itself is maintained well and there are plenty of knowledgeable ranger tour guides. It's also a lovely place to have a picnic or go for a run. Sits right on the water.
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