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Fort McHenry National Monument, Baltimore
(4.7/5 based on 2,200+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Great history on the writing of the star spangled banner and the events that led up to how it became our national song. The exhibit hall is neat and the grounds are nice for walking around. We did not...  more »
  • This is a National Park. So much history and incredibly well-done. We were very impressed and encourage all to go. 
  • I won't go into details about the fort and history - lot's of reviews on that. It ranks up there as one of the best deals for what you get. I think it was $10 for people over 16. You have to see the m...  more »