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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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  • The staff at the fort is a great example of people who take pride in their jobs. This us where the star spangled was written. The raised the American flag at 10am with a busloads of veterans from WW2,...  more »
  • We took the family here for Veteran's Day. To see the proud history of our country and military is inspiring. Too understand a little better the history of our flag and country and the rich history of...  more »
  • Its great to walk along the water and visit a place that has such rich history. Its a good price and family friendly. No pets in the actual fort but you can bring a picnic and pets along the water and...  more »