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
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.
- 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
An amazing place to go. If you haven't been there you need to make the trip. Totally worth it. By the way great to pick up a passport of national parks and get a stamp in that regard, great thing to do if you've got young kids and start working on a book like that. Fantastic history for a country here
Outstanding park where you can actually feel the history come alive. Nice views. Staff are wonderful with an interactive experience. An absolute must if you’re in the area. I’m glad I made the time to visit. The gift store is large with all the “stuff” you would imagine it would have. Prices OK. Bathrooms are clean. Air conditioning in the theater a real plus in the hot summer shows an historic documentary every 30 minutes. Well worthwhile.
A beautiful piece of American history nestled in Baltimore. There is plenty to see and do while there, we spent four hours walking around and looking at things. My wife and I, with our three kids, spent a good part of Saturday exploring the grounds and talking with some of the folks working that day.
If you enjoy history, this is a great place to learn about our US history. Fort McHenry has had a large impact on our nation, and I had no idea how much time I would want to spend here. It cost $15 to access the Fort itself, but it's a 7 day pass so fairly reasonable. I spent about 3 hours here wandering the grounds and reading all the history. That's more than I usually spend at places like this. Beautiful grounds as well, would be a perfect place for a family picnic.
This is simply a must see. There is a moment in the movie presentation that WILL make any patriotic American shed a tear. This is the place that Francis Scott Key was seeing from afar as he wrote the Star Spanglrd Banner. The information is presented in a historical sense that really expresses why this song about war, is so fitting as our National Anthem!