Fort Mchenry National MonumentCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: 2400 East Fort Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21230, United States
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-4109624290
- Ticket Price: 7 USD
- Time Required: 00:45 Mins
- Tags: Landmark, Historical Site, Monument, Tourist Center, Fort
Fort Mchenry National Monument - Review
This is a beautiful fort in the shape of a coastal star and is known to have played the role of a hero in the War of 1812 when the British navy attacked the Baltimore Harbor from the Chesapeake Bay. The bombardment over here inspired the famous poet Francis Scott Key to frame his famous poem, “The Star Spangled Banner”.
The fort stands on the spot where once stood the mighty Whetstone Fort. This historical fort, as sources say guided the city for a whole century before it was replaced by the present version. It is now an important attraction for tourists from all over the world and especially locals. The monument park also hosts memorial ceremonies in the honor of soldiers and brave hearts that sacrificed till the highest extent and laid their lives to save their fellow countrymen. Visiting this place is not just something that gives you an experience of joy and an insight into history but also moist eyes when you think about the families of the soldiers.
Fort Mchenry National Monument Ticket Prices
- Entry is free for children 15 years and below.
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95% of people who visit Baltimore include Fort Mchenry National Monument in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
53.76% of people start their Fort Mchenry National Monument visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Fort Mchenry National Monument
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Fort Mchenry National Monument
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Fort Mchenry National Monument, Baltimore Reviews
With the heat on this day, it was a little difficult to enjoy our visit. It would have been nice to have water fountains or bench in the shade to rest while outside. Everything is easily accessible with a small stroller but the content of the visit is not really adapted for children under 5. We had to use the family restroom with my little one and I really appreciated the space and cleanliness of it.
Learn the history behind one of America's great songs ever written. Visit the very site to understand the pain and suffering that took place here in 1814. There is a lot to see and can involve a lot of walking so pack a water and get some culture under your belt! There is a movie and inside area to cool off. Also visit the gift shop for some delightful trinkets and treasures.
An absolutely great place to experience American history close up. The exhibits and demonstrations are very informative and interesting. Staff members in historical uniforms and dress add an extra layer of authenticity and realism. In addition to the historical experience, the large park surrounding the fort is a great place for silent relaxation or contemplation.
Very well kept place. It's cool to learn the history of the Star Spangled Banner and the battle. The museum is very informative. The fort is very cool as well. I don't give it 5 stars because it does cost money compared to the Smithsonian Museums.
This was a great visit! Since moving to the area this was one major spot we hadn't visited yet, so we finally went. As always, I'm really thrilled about the park site - every aspect of it from the staffing to the exhibits to the availability of information was fantastic. We were lucky enough to arrive in time for a guided tour - if you get the chance, join up! It's a walking tour that takes approximately an hour. Our volunteer guide tailored it to our group and allowed us access to some of the on-site artifacts - overall, he was funny and very engaging. We also saw the flag change, which is especially cool due to the history of this site. Aside from the historical aspect, it's a gorgeous place to take a walk. There's a lot of gentle rolling hills with asphalt or brick to show you where it's safe to walk along with a water taxi service (which we missed, but will definitely go the next time we come). We also saw costumed staff which was a lot of fun! Overall, this is a really nice place. It's a great visit if you're looking for a gentler-grade historical experience in the middle of a bustling city (and there's some great food nearby to boot!). Make sure to check the calendar for special events too! We'll be back in the summer for them for sure.