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“Breathtakingly Scenic”

Fort McHenry National Monument
Ranked #2 of 234 things to do in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Historic fort that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the U.S. national anthem.
Reviewed 16 February 2012

Fort McHenry is probably one of the most underrated attractions in Baltimore. This place is absolutely beautiful! I truly love going for a run around the perimeter of the Fort wall. The 360 views of the water and ships sailing by, green grass, the sight of eagles perched on old birch trees, cannons lining the hill in the backdrop. This is a place for the nature/history lover! A favorite spot for a picnic or just to go clear my head and appreciate the beauty the city has to offer.

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Reviewed 16 February 2012

It is amazing to visit a place of national history and understand the real story of the "Star Spangled Banner." To walk the fort area during a Ranger Tour and taking a step back in time of Colonial America is cool. A reflection related to this generation and their desire for freedom and the challenges they went through to embrace freedom is "off the hook." This is a wonderful educational visit for children and very close to Baltimore harbor too. In the summer the area is alive and jumping on the week end with music etc. Parents you can get a lot of reading and writing projects out of this attraction with your children. Let them make pictures and write a report. Great visit for classes going to DC too.

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Reviewed 15 February 2012

A lot of history here. Enjoyed the flag ceremony.

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Reviewed 14 February 2012

This is a great park, I finally understand the 1812 situation and the origin or the national anthem. I've heard the story but now I feel I have lived it. Good docents, good exhibits, well done.

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Reviewed 13 February 2012

If you love and appreciate American history like me, this is the place. It's great for relaxing with your family with a picnic. With renovations close to complete, it will be a wonderful site. It's surrounded by water so one can bike, walk, run, or relax in the sun or shade. Go and see the free 20 minute film. I get choked up everytime. I've been there close to 10 times. One of my favorite spots to share with visitors.

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