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The Star-Spangled Banner Flag House, Baltimore

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  • We all know about Betsy Ross, but you've never known about Mary Pickersgill. You will soon! Betsy may have made the first flag, but Mary made the one that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the Star ...  more »
  • The house was closed, but the outside exhibit was interesting... The plaques and info gave us a good idea of what was going on....cool. (Not sure we needed to go in.) Really glad we stopped by. Again:...  more »
  • It is more a fictionalized detail of history than a must-seen. Admission is $ 5, but eventually there is not much to see.
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  • Interesting to hear the story of the person who made the flag (Mary Pickersgill) and walk into the home of where it was made. Your visit will not take that long to complete the home tour and museum. I'd say the average person will complete both in about an hour or longer, a quick hit and it's not that far from the Inner Harbor. The interpretive stations were interesting and it told many facts about the person/people (Pickersgill) who created the star spangled banner I did not know.
  • The history revealed and the historic buildings and grounds tucked right in the middle of Baltimore, quite a treasure. Went for a wedding and everything was totally unexpected in the best possible ways!
  • I personally haven't been inside myself but the tour guide I had spoke a lot about the flag outside the house. It was very interesting being in that area.
  • Great history about the 'forgotten war' of 1812.
  • A hidden gem in Baltimore. Baltimore, as you may know, is where the "Star Spangled Banner" was composed during the war of 1812. This museum tells the history of how that flag was created - a huge flag flown over Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore, September 13-14, 1814. It's a very small museum, so it was just me and the staff (one person). The house is in pristine condition, filled with period artifacts plus a cell phone tour. It takes about 1 hour but really gives you insight into that time in our history, and the making of an American icon: the Stars and Stripes. If you've seen the Stars and Stripes at the National Museum of American History in Washington, then a visit here will really round you out as an expert on flags, stars and the forgotten war of 1812. Highly recommended. Great for history buffs and kids older than ten.