Fort Mchenry National Monument1051 Votes Currently Closed
- 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, 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.
Entrance Ticket Details For Fort Mchenry National Monument
- Entry is free for children 15 years and below.
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79.74% 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
Fort Mchenry National Monument Reviews & Ratings
A MUST visit. It was so educational, and I would hope that as many young people as possible can arrange to visit. The video shown at the visitors center was great. It explains so much. At the end of the show The drapes (screen) are raised and the audience can view the fort AND THE FLAG as the National Anthem is played. Very moving. The staff and volunteers were wonderful at telling details and answering all questions. In particular we enjoyed the "flag talk" where the audience is able to hold and fold a huge flag line like the one that flew on the second day. We loved it, and Fort McHenry had been a three generation destination for history.
Incredible part of our nation's history! The movie and artifacts in the museum do a great job of telling the story of the Battle of Baltimore and Frances Scott Key's penning of the words of what would eventually become our nation's national anthem. During our visit, we were privileged to hear Park Ranger Angel's inspirational and passionate speech about Ft. McHenry. His ranger talk was the most infectiously exciting talks we have ever heard at a National Park! It was moving to see a Ranger so passionate about his job of conveying the significance of Ft. McHenry to it's visitors!! Our group ranged in age from 3 years old to 88 and we were all enthralled! Thank you Ranger Angel!
I was not excited about going to this place but I am glad I did. The park rangers here are incredible. The story behind this place is a great read. The National Parks people did a great job with this park. When we were done seeing the park there was a free bus at the entrance that took us back to the other end of inner harbor.
We stopped here just to kill some time and could be happier. What a moving place make sure you watch the movie in the visitor center. Nicely preserved piece of American history. Staff was very passionate about there jobs. Stop and see the home or the star spangled banner.
Very inspiring and reverent. The rangers were very informed and accommodating. Even though the rain poured that day we were all touched by the wonderful story and history of the place. Everyone should have and take the opportunity to visit and experience the awesome reverence and historical significance of this place. There things I learned that i didn't know before coming here.