Fort Mchenry National Monument, Baltimore

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  • 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
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About Fort Mchenry National Monument, Baltimore

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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  • Super easy to get to (just stay on Fort Ave and you're there!). A lot of open space with great views as you self tour the grounds. Parking is free, and I think the same is true for the visitor's center. $10 (16 y/o and up) for a seven day pass to see the historic grounds of the fort ($40 for an annual pass that is good for admission plus 3 adults). Rangers are weird if you fly kites on the museum side of the fort, but kite flying here is great! Also fun to run here and around the fort on your training route.

  • Well worth a visit, although do note it is $10 a person to go IN the actual fort. The museum, exhibits, and video in the visitors center are very well done and interactive for all ages. If you have kids, grab a Jr. Ranger program for some extra fun. It would be a perfect spot for a picnic in the warmer months too! Lovely views of the harbor.

  • Historic and picturesque place, a must-see for visitors to Baltimore. The fort is remarkably well-maintained and has some interesting exhibits that take visitors back in time, when the country was at war with the British. Check out scenic views of the Patapsco River and downtown Baltimore from the top of the wall. While not exactly in the downtown core, it can be reached easily by car or public transportation. Check in at the Visitor Center and then walk 5-minutes to the fort. Free admission when we visited on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

  • This place was the site where one of the battles of 1812 was fought, and is also where Francis Scott Key wrote the American anthem. The tour starts from the visitor center with a short film. This is a place everybody should visit for its rich history. I'd say, 2 hours are enough to visit everything there is to see. You can bring water, but you can also buy water and soda inside the visitor center. The parking lot is never crowded.

  • this place is so awesome. love everything about it but the ground are so nice an peace. i went during the off season and glad i did. not many people so you could enjoy a nice fall day there

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