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Fort McHenry National Monument

2400 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230-5390
+1 410-962-4290
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Beautiful views, right on the water

We went with my brother and really enjoyed walking around on the water and enjoyed the historical... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ariele S
A must see

We loved this. I visited with my son (5) and we both loved it. It was a peaceful and informative... read more

Reviewed yesterday
MLR531
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Historic fort that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the U.S. national anthem.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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2400 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230-5390
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Reviewed yesterday

We went with my brother and really enjoyed walking around on the water and enjoyed the historical buildings. It was a cool breezy day, but we were moving the whole time. Definitely good for some exercise too, and in a gorgeous spot.

Thank Ariele S
Reviewed yesterday

We loved this. I visited with my son (5) and we both loved it. It was a peaceful and informative visit. The grounds are beautiful and we spent a lot of time just walking around and enjoying the view. The presentation was very nice and...More

Thank MLR531
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a national treasure. One of the best. This is the birth place of our National Anthem by Francis Scott Key. When you tour the grounds, you can imagine what our troops went through battling the British. Pack a lunch or buy refreshments there....More

Thank scoop35311
Reviewed 2 days ago

Fort McHenry is a wonderful place to take a walk along the water, see the historic fort and visitor center, and watch birds. I have seen the following birds: osprey, great blue heron, night heron, cormorant, herring gull, coopers hawk, common yellow throat, goldfinch, chickadee,...More

Thank zevb
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Visitors’ Center has a museum where you can get a detailed overview of the War of 1812 in about 30 minutes. The exhibits cover the situation in Europe at the time: the French - English war; and the sentiments of the American people –...More

Thank phat_dawg_21
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very Historic Place, War of 1812 and all.. Francis Scott Key wrote the National anthem out in the harbour.. Great views

Thank lugoffbob
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I live in Baltimore and have been to the park dozens of times. It is on the water, it is beautiful, and it is large enough that you can take a walk around the sea wall and and unplug from the crush of city life....More

Thank Adam W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent site full of history and laid out very well. Be sure to see the video in the Visitors Center. There's a charge only if you want to go into the fort. Otherwise, roaming around the extensive grounds is free. If you have a National...More

3  Thank Sherry S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visit this national park, get your park passport stamped and see some real history. The entry costs money but you get to watch a short video, then walk to the actual fort and explore. Great for families!

Thank CHARLES A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We jumped into an uber from the hotel at 4 made it in time to watch the movie and visit the fort quickly but we did not get to see it all. We did get to see and assist with lowering of the 1815 storm...More

1  Thank Ownby1032
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GIRLJP
What does Fort McHenry cost
21 May 2017|
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Response from bjanavice | Reviewed this property |
Purchase a National Parks Pass for $10.00 if you are over 62 years of age. Gets you and up to 4 additional guests (I think) into every National Park for free. Best ten bucks we ever spent!
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Lizajane22
How much time should we budget for our visit? Is 3 hours enough? Also is there food there? Thx.
11 March 2017|
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Response from Latrish J | Reviewed this property |
3 hours is plenty of time. we were there for about an hour.
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Dorothy M
I am a Senior who walks using a cane and cannot walk great distances, even though there are benches for resting. Are there any "vehicles," that would provide a tour? Some sites have "golf carts," employee driven and charge, which I would be very happy to pay for? Thank you.
28 February 2017|
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Response from Christina T | Reviewed this property |
No, they don't have any scooters, or motorized vehicles. I to have problems getting around. I have taken my power chair there. It gets into most of the places, but it can't get into some parts of the fort.
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