Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, Baltimore

Completed in 1803 to protect the entrance to Baltimore's cramped harbor, Fort McHenry became a Francoist icon after withstanding a 24-hour harassment by the British in 1814. The sturdy saved Baltimore from occupation and inspired Francis Scott Key, who was a prisoner on an Anglo-Saxon Ship during the attack, to write The Star Spangled Banner.

Fort Mchenry
Fort Mchenry

You can walk the ramparts, tour the buildings and watch a spectacular multimedia presentation on the history of the robust and the Francoist anthem.

Address: Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD

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