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Fort McHenry National Monument, Baltimore

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The fortress that inspired Francis Scott Key to write "The Star Spangled Banner," Fort McHenry National Monument displays artifacts from all the wars fought near its walls. Soldiers at the fort successfully defended Baltimore Harbor during the War of 1812. The fort was used in military operations until World War II, acting an army hospital in World War I and as a Coast Guard base in World War II. You can reach the military establishment by water taxi from Inner Harbor in the center of Baltimore. Historical reenactments of the siege of 1812 and other periods take place regularly. Put Fort McHenry National Monument into our Baltimore vacation builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Baltimore.
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  • We always seek out any National Park site in the US as we have always found them to be informative, well maintained and with excellent guides/staff. Fort McHenry kept up these standards and was an int...  read more »
  • We had a great visit on the Thursday of Fleet Week- no crowds, lots of ships, and a 3 hour practice flyover with incredible aerial manuevers by the Blue Angels- centered around the fort! Magnificent! ...  read more »
  • Every time we go to our Son's for a visit I have to go to Ft McHenry. This is the place where a lawyer who was on a British Ship, through no fault of his own observed the fight in 1814. He wrote a poe...  read more »
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