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Star-Spangled Banner Flag House

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Address: 844 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone Number: +1 410-837-1793
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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Home of Mary Pickersgill, the woman who sewed a U.S. flag during the War of...

Home of Mary Pickersgill, the woman who sewed a U.S. flag during the War of 1812, inspiring the famous Francis Scott Key poem that became the American national anthem.

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All about the U.S. flag

The main building had a lot of historical information about the time leading up to the battle of Baltimore. The front of the main building with the glass picture of a flag is the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The main building had a lot of historical information about the time leading up to the battle of Baltimore. The front of the main building with the glass picture of a flag is the actual size of the flag that was flown during that battle and the house at the museum is the only hisorical builing left from that time... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This just marks the creation of the flag that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the Star Spangled Banner. A few blocks from the harbor and right next to Little Italy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

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

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Rochester, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed this site we stumbled upon, and learned many things about the home and place of business of Mary Pickersgill, who was commissioned to sew the colors that inspired the song "The Star Spangled Banner," following a battle during the war or 1812. Neat little place, with a nice museum. If you enjoy obscure historical places, this is a place... More 

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Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Very nice visit. Excellent explanatory video of the flag making. Museum very nice with lots of information. Loved visiting Mary Pickersgill home where she started the flag. Affordable entry fee.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

This is the place where the flag was made that Francis Scott Key wrote the "Star Spangled Banner", our national anthem about while he was watching Fort McHenry from a ship in the harbor during the battle. Very interesting information about that flag is found here.

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Holland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

The Star Spangled Banner House was an awesome spot to visit while our family was in Baltimore. The admission price was extremely reasonable, and my two toddler daughters really enjoyed the experience as well. Definitely worth a stop while in Baltimore!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Stopped here over the weekend while on a trip to the inner harbor. It is a nice little find if you are into history. You go inside and watch a short movie that explains the history, then there is a museum to look around in, followed by the actual house. They have guided tours of the house if you come... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Got a groupon to come visit. Its a quick nice place to learn about the history of your Flag, and Star Spangled Banner. You get to see the house where the flag was sewn, and see how they lived back then. Also learn about Mary Pickersgill who made the flag. This is a quick walk from Inner Harbor area just... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

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... More 

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