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Fort McHenry National Monument

2400 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230-5390
+1 410-962-4290
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A must

A fantastic self guided tour. A must see. The beauty of the park like grounds and history that... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2016
New Jersey
via mobile
Good place to visit!

Very interesting place especially for history lovers. You could take the water taxi from Inner... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2016
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Historic fort that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the U.S. national anthem.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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2400 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230-5390
+1 410-962-4290
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Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

A fantastic self guided tour. A must see. The beauty of the park like grounds and history that goes with it makes you appreciate the flag and what it stands for.

Thank clancybea
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Very interesting place especially for history lovers. You could take the water taxi from Inner Harbor but check the times because they run on specific times to and from this place.

Thank Mytreep
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

This was on of the highlights of the trip and we did it almost as an afterthought. Looking for something to do Sunday until meeting up with sons friends and decided to visit. This is a very well laid out display detailing the battle of...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Whether by dawn's early light, the mid-day sun or twilight, it's hard not to be in awe of the battle that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the words to the U.S. anthem. Stand inside the fort and imagine the bombs bursting in air. Explore...More

Thank bbraun2014
Reviewed 24 May 2016

During an early May Visit to Baltimore I took my wife to Ft McHenry. Its a special place for many but especially to me as this was where my brother and I often played as little boys while our dad, a doctor in the Navy...More

Thank Jonathan H
Reviewed 24 May 2016

I'm a history buff, so visiting here made me proud to be an American. The video in the Welcome Center didn't leave a dry eye in the room. It was made even better when the screen rose and there was the flag waving proudly over...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Ft. McHenry played a large role in "Mr. Madison's War", as did Francis Scott Key and the Baltimore clippers. The national monument has been spruced up and gentrified since we used to come here at night and neck. (We didn't think much about American history...More

Thank Kalamariverrat
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Wonderful part of history. Loved walking around and seeing and reading about all the different uses and changes to the fort.

Thank Bernette A
Reviewed 22 May 2016

A bit off the beaten path but worth the trip. Took the harbor cruise over to the Fort and it was an extremely relaxing and pleasant. Just make sure you catch the last boat back at the end of the day. Very historic and is...More

Thank mbutchon
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Living in the city, it is easy to forget about the cities history, but here they preserve it wonderfully. Everything is very patriotic and being the national park service it is very well down. Some of the exhibits are a bit old, but the new...More

Thank KokoBear4
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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!
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.
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.