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. To visit Fort McHenry National Monument on your trip to Baltimore, use our Baltimore trip itinerary builder app .
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  • Great historical site. I was utterly amazed at this place and the historical significance. Beautiful scenery, great video at the start of the self tour- video is only about 10 minutes but is really im...  more »
  • Can't tell you how much we enjoy Fort McHenry. No trip to the Inner Harbor is complete without it. Now that they charge a fee, we don't always enter the Fort, itself, but rather walk around the outsid...  more »

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