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Fort McHenry National Monument
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A Star-Spangled Banner Lesson
Sep 01, 2014 by: teachers55 from Columbus, Ohio, USA
We took the water taxi from Fells Point over to Ft. McHenry. It is a beautiful setting and offered both an informative 15 minute movie as well as a guide who knew her "stuff." We felt patriotic and informed by the entire experience. Don't miss it if you're visiting Baltimore. They are preparing for the largest ever fireworks show on the anniversary of the battle.
Nice historic place to visit
Aug 31, 2014 by: GolfCN from Louisville, Kentucky
Liked being able to walk around at own pace to see the area. Like that there is a paved walking trail around the fort. Great view of the harbor. Places to sit along the trail. Great gift shop!
Nice NPS park
Aug 31, 2014 by: Carl D from
Had a lot of restorations, to much didn’t seem to be original, but for the recreation of what it might look like at that time, was good. Be there at 1730 when the rangers do the lowering of Old Glory, it was a nice trip.
So Much History - Amazing How Big Things Happen In Small Places
Aug 30, 2014 by: ProvenExponent from Marietta, Georgia
Yes, this is the exact place where a small Fort held off the pride of the British Fleet. The British also landed a 12,000 man army to do an end run on the fort and on Baltimore which they intended to burn as they just did to Washington DC. But, Americans do what Americans do best - when the going gets tough they rise to the top. Not only did the Americans manning the fort withstand the pounding of the shells and the rockets through the night but got in some hits when the British ships ventured too close. As for that army - over 30,000 Americans stood up against them and fought them off. A young gentleman by the name of Francis Scott Key was on one of those British ships as a prisoner. He watched the bombardment hoping that the fort could survive. Promptly at 9am the Americans in the fort flew the 15 Stars & Stipes Flag - Hurrah, they did it! And, he wrote of it and that poem became our National Anthem. Fantastic!
Aug 28, 2014 by: crowdedfalafel from Sarasota, Florida
Not terribly much to it, no one to offer info. Some politicians were having a private shindig and that seemed more important than the tour.
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