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Fort McHenry National Monument
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Little known history
Dec 18, 2014 by: Renee B from New York City, New York
From the Revolutionary war to the war of 1812 and the civil war, this has always been a strategic point. Share with kids of all ages. Well maintained and great history lesson with demonstrations of armament
Not-to-be-missed historic site
Dec 17, 2014 by: nottheone from Milwaukee, WI
The fort is a wonderful place to visit not only because you get to hear all about the writing of the Star Spangled Banner, but also because you can take the water taxi to get there, seeing many interesting sites along the way. Once at the fort, the docents are excellent, as is the film that shows in the visitor's center.
You learn something new every day
Dec 17, 2014 by: AJG35 from Cairns, Australia
I got to learn how the US national anthem was born. Today for me the words were given meaning. The site itself is specatular. I would certainly recommend a visit. You can get there via a free bus from downtown Baltimore near the visitor centre.
A "must see" in Baltimore
Dec 15, 2014 by: Jim4249541 from Smithfield, North Carolina
This is so well restored and extremely easy to tour. The visitor center has a great film presentation. Don't fail to go in the various rooms of the fort and see how the soldiers lived, etc.
Favorite battle site!
Dec 15, 2014 by: Iowachris from
We have traveled to a lot of battle sites and while many are larger; this one captured our attention more. There was a lot to see and feel. The scene is picturesque.
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