Fort Mchenry National Monument, Baltimore
About Fort Mchenry National Monument, Baltimore
Fort Mchenry National Monument, Baltimore - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: 2400 East Fort Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21230, United States
Ticket Price: 7 USD
Time Required: 00:45 Mins
Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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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.
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- Entry is free for children 15 years and below.
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I love this place. This is one of the most peaceful and most respectful places i have been. This is a place to come if you want to respect our past and the present freedom. This place represents what we call America. The National Park Service does a great job taking care and maintaining the park. it has paths that go all around and through it and the path borders the Chesapeake Bay at which you can view the Francis Scott Key Bridge, whom comes to mind every time i think of Fort McHenry as a Baltimore native.This is a great place to bring your children to show them what we as Americans fought for over 200 years ago.
This has been my favorite fort since I was a kid. So much history delivered in a way that you actually remember it. It is also very uniquely designed making it iconic in fort construction. The battle that took place her was the inspiration for Francis Scott Key's Lyrics to the Star Spangled Banner.
Very moving 10 minute movie to start, and we'll restored fort and exhibits. Even without the historic site this is an awesome green space with paved paths, right on the mouth of the harbor. Entrance fees only apply to visit the fort proper.
As a history buff this is one of the most important places that is often overlooked. It's the place where the inspiration for the Star Spangled Banner happened. A place that was literally defended with a giant flag. Most of the place is free to access. The paid area is interesting but if you don't want to spend the money you aren't missing too much. I'm sure the fees go straight to maintainting the place and I think it's cool to get access for a small donation.
Well worth the visit. There is an informative movie that they play at the visitors center, alongside presentations given by rangers. In the actual park itself, there are several buildings that are renovated to look just like it did in the early 1800's, such as a kitchen, dining room for officers, and the sleeping quarters for soldiers. Nice view of the sea as well.
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