Great place to take the kids for a history lesson.
Scenic views and historic landmark.
Gorgeous view of the water and an informative, engaging exhibit on the War of 1812
Really cool fort. See its history as a fort throughout the last 200 plus years. See the actors in theme giving out canon demonstrations and more. Make sure you take a look at the harbor from the walls
Public restroom in the visitor center.
Nice to go and listen the park ranger tell you the stories. It beautiful landmar. Great view of Baltimore and the battlefield. Amazing movies at the center about the soldiers
Presentation lacked since sound system wasn't working otherwise beautiful.
It's umm interesting, nice view of the water
The National Park Service has done a great job preserving this Fort. Make sure you watch the film at the visitors center first.
Historic fun. Learn about the War of 1812 & Francis Scott Key: Singing the Star-Spangled Banner at the O's game might mean a little more afterwards. Great for a run, dog-walk, or watching the water.
If you don't want to pay (and don't mind not seeing the inside of the fort), you can walk the perimeter paths of the park for free. Takes you around the fort for some nice scenic views of the harbor.
You must stay until they take the big flag down so that you can help with that!
Plan more than the recommended time if you want to read everything.
The birthplace of our national anthem. If it wasn't for Fort McHenry, we would have no national anthem.
See the Fort.
See the Fort it's awesome
Stand in the center of the theater during the movie. You'll have the best view for the dramatic ending.
Great historic place! The short movie shown at the beginning is awesome.
The place that Francis Scott Key saw "by the rockets' red glare" and wrote the "Star-Spangled Banner".
Awesome!!! Preserving history. Very informative narrative. Well worth the visit.
I had a nice time talking to fellow walkers and park rangers. Walked twice around in forty five minutes. Disabled Americans can visit park for free.
the video is the best. must watch.
Great people here can't wait to return, bring water in the summer it gets hot
It may say $7 but it's FREE to walk around the trail :)
Summer of 2013, the gates will close every day at 18:00.
Don't ask questions when 20 ppl are behind you in line. If you do, you deserve a billion paper cuts.
. Many stories of ghosts and ghostly activity include: a shadowy figure marching along the parapets, an evil spirit in the hallway leading to the bathrooms, floating or moving furniture
Ranger Vince is the best. He is the most animated, entertaining and fun tour guide.
See the place where Francis Scott Key was inspired him to write "The Star-Spangled Banner." There are also good spots for picnicking and great views of the water. Read more: http://bit.ly/PLqbDj
Read about Francis Scott Key in the exhibit. He owned slaves, but released most. He despised Abolitionists, and called for slaves to be re-established in Africa. His grandson was imprisoned at the Ft.
AMERICA! F*%# YAH!
Check out the movie, it's worth it. Also the noon flag ceremony is nice to have the kids participate
This was an amazing untouched fort The original American flag was hung here. They have the grounds open can go to the barracks where the soldiers live and the original cannons It's 7$ entry
Check out the short movie in the Visitors Center. It'll move you.
My son uses his pirate ship from Legos in the bath tub and reinacts the battle. He would go to the fort every day if I could afford it.
Great place to run a few laps.
Come at 4:20 to help lower and then fold the 15 star/15 stripe US flag!!
Count the number of stars and strips on the flag. If you're confused, ask a park ranger or visit starspangled200.org for more information!
While it was a key site of the Battle of Baltimore, it's now the perfect place to sit, relax and watch the water. Bring some lunch. Grab a book.
See the new 1812 exhibition
Voted 2nd Best Local Landmark by City Paper Readers for Best of Baltimore 2011
Had a great time walking around taking in the history and seeing the artifacts.
Fireworks over the Fort. They have them several times a year and they are always spectacular. Flag Day and Defenders' Day are among the best.
Everyone has the right to a nationality.
Take the water taxi to and from here