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Fort McHenry National Monument

Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Inspiring time

This was our second visit. They have a new building and a new video, the end is amazing. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Karol R
Rare find

I only went here because I thought my dad would enjoy it. It was one of the highlights of my trip... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Historic fort that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the U.S. national anthem.
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2400 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230-5390
+1 410-962-4290
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was our second visit. They have a new building and a new video, the end is amazing. Lots of interesting displays. We have enjoyed the flag programs and ceremonies. We had a beautiful day for walking the ramparts. Don't miss it.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I only went here because I thought my dad would enjoy it. It was one of the highlights of my trip. The flag ceremony is a MUST DO. I’d definitely return just to do it all over again

Thank Peg818
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very interesting place. You should go planning to spend some time outside - its got beautiful views as well as some ugly city views. Some great history - try to go in decent weather and watch the flag lowering. if you like...More

Thank sherrik758
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I spend several hours here on our recent visit to Baltimore and really enjoyed it. They have a wonder film you don't want to miss - either before walking to the fort or afterward before you leave. Great history and staff.

Thank Brad G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a great place, not only to learn about history, but just to walk, to ride bikes, to picnic. We're lucky in Baltimore to have so many beautiful green spaces, and Fort McHenry is one of the best of them.

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a cold day in November. Definitely watch the short movie before you go into the Fort. We enjoyed seeing the area and learning the history. If you don’t want to pay the entrance fee, you can still walk on the path by...More

Thank Schmitty86
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Because of the weather, we didn't get to see and fold the larger flag. Nice place to walk around. Let someone tell you the historic meaning of the site. You will get more out of it.

Thank Hazel007_12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

great national parkgreat visitors center staff loves,sharing self guided tour was great film and exhibits well developed ft exhibits were great as well a must see for anyonecwho wants to come to baltimore great weekend getaway from a 200 mile drive jimbo bateso

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fine peak into our storied history. The Natl Park Service usually does its interpretation in a superb manner. This was no exception. A must if you are in the Baltimore area.

Thank Drbrooks4337
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So much more than I expected. The fort itself was very interesting and educational. The park was very large and beautiful.

Thank Richard B
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Joseph J
30 September 2018|
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Response from joe s | Reviewed this property |
You can walk around, outside of the fort,but you pay a fee to see inside,is very interesting. Good luck
18 February 2018|
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Response from mdaley2016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes the fort is open today. Normal working hours
18 February 2018|
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Response from rmacdonald115 | Reviewed this property |
sorry, don't know.