Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine

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Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine information

Location
Baltimore , USA
Address
2400 E Fort Ave
Telephone
+1 410 962 4290
Prices
adult/child $7/free
Opening hours
8am-5pm
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On September 13 and 14, 1814, the star-shaped fort successfully repelled a British navy attack during the Battle of Baltimore. After a long night of bombs bursting in the air, prisoner Francis Scott Key saw, 'by dawn's early light,' the tattered flag still waving, inspiring him to pen 'The Star-Spangled Banner' (set to the tune of a popular drinking song).