Francis Scott Key Memorial Park

Francis Scott Key Memorial Park

Francis Scott Key Memorial Park
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC6,628 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This small park is to honor Francis Scott Key, the author/composer of the National Anthem of USA. There is a small statue of this man located here and several plaques explaining his historical contributions.

Several benches are located near the park for one to rest and enjoy the surroundings. Behind this park are steps to go down to the C & O Canal Path and Potomac River.

I enjoyed my visit here!
Written 11 January 2020
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DM_1278
Alpharetta, GA436 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
This is a small, bt well kept park that can be easily overlooked if you're not paying close attention. There is some information, and a small bust of Key in the park. Can be seen in 5 minutes or less before heading out of or going into Georgetown. Access is somewhat difficult also.
Written 5 November 2017
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Prawet J
Washington DC, DC12,794 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Solo
The park is at the end of Key Bridge in Georgetown. There is a small statue of Francis Scott Key and some information about him to American history. The memorial was built by the Francis Scott Key foundation and was donated to the Park Services later. There are some nice patches of wooded area with wild flowers. Visitors who stroll along the C&O canal can visit the park of the end canal walk right at the bridge. Visitors walking on the Key bridge from Rosslyn can stop the park before wondering into the busy street of Georgetown or going down to the C&O canal for the walk.
Written 5 April 2017
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Viatgesrjr
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico1,187 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Solo
I really enjoyed crossing the bridge with the beautiful view of the Georgetown University, and then stopping at the Park before walking around the restaurants and shops and eventually walking to Georgetown.

This a really beautiful area, highly recommeded for any trip to DC.
Written 22 October 2016
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Mostafa A
Giza, Egypt2,506 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
Small park for a great man who is the national anthem who composed it while he was under custody in a British ship bombing Baltimore 1814
Written 10 July 2016
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Brad
Hong Kong, China1,73,427 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Solo
There is a small public space along 34th and M in Georgetown known as the Francis Scott Key Memorial Park. This is a small area of public ground that was dedicated as a city park in 1993. You can walk through and all in 2-3 minutes.

Here you find two split colonnades with vines and foliage, creating a nice bit of shade. There are three information panels providing historical accounts of these area, information about Francis Scott Key and how the Star Spangle banner came to be. There is also a commemorative bust of Francis Scott Key.

The park was full of pink rose bushes which were in bloom during my May visit, making this a neat place during that time. The famous Georgetown (D.C.) Cupcakes is one block away. This could be a good spot to rest your feet and enjoy a cupcake.
Written 25 May 2016
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HauiHRO
Rostock, Germany103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Friends
The park itself is nicely located close to the Potomac River in Georgetown. When you are in Georgetown for a tour, it is definitely worth stopping by here. You could combine it with a walk down at the river.

The park is dedicated to the poet writing the text for the national anthem. Everything you need to know can be learned in the park.

Hint: Check out the flag in the park and look at it very closely. I'm pretty sure that most of the people (probably 99%) passing by miss it. There is a very high chance that you won't see such a flag again at the site of any US Memorial.
Written 24 May 2016
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John F
Lexington, KY3,943 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Solo
This small park is a beautiful example of good city planning and it truly is an oasis of calm in the hustle and bustle of Georgetown. It is well-kept and a nice place to spend time reflecting.
Written 18 May 2016
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Deborah D
Tennessee51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016
This place was very interesting. We really enjoyed it and read all of the info while we was taking photos!
Written 11 April 2016
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC6,628 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Solo
Located on the left side of Key Bridge towards the direction of Arlington, Virginia and away from the center of Georgetown, this Memorial was difficult to find. I finally " found" it on my second attempt.

The Memorial Park is small and there is no outside signage. Housed inside the 'gazebo" is the bust of Francis Scott Key and 2 signs explaining his role in composing the " Star Spangled Banner" or the US National Anthem. Behind it are a small garden and steps going down to the C & O Canal Towpath. Please see attached pictures.

Be sure to visit this attraction when touring Georgetown. Located near it are some shops along M Street. Enjoy!

Note: I wonder if the bridge is named after him. The bridge connecting Georgetown to Arlington, Virginia and crossing the Potomac River is called, Key Bridge.
Written 13 October 2015
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