301 Fallsway, Baltimore, MD, US, 21202
- Phone: (410) 779-6166
- Fax: (410) 528-7771
Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
May to Sep - Mo to Su from 09:00 AM to 06:00 PMThe sight of the American flag flying over Fort McHenry during the War of 1812 inspired Francis Scott Key to pen the national anthem, the 'Star Spangled Banner'. A replica of that flag waves over the harbor-side port, now a tranquil National Park. The restored barracks hold exhibits of military and historical artifacts and a well-kept trail runs along the water's edge, affording spectacular views of ships entering and leaving the busy harbor. National Park passes are welcome.