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After witnessing American troops hold down a British attack on Baltimore’s Fort McHenry during the War of 1812, Francis Scott Key penned a poem entitled “Defence of Fort McHenry” – which, when sung to the tune of an old British drinking song, would eventually become America’s national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

Baltimore is now well-known as home to several historical sites connected to our national anthem, including the Fort McHenry National Monument, the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House, and the original draft of the Star-Spangled Banner at the Maryland Historical Society.

Featured Places to Visit

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Mount Clare Museum House
Mt. Claire
1500 Washington Blvd. Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 837-3262
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Maryland Historical Society
Mount Vernon
201 W. Monument St. Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 685-3750
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Westminster Hall & Burying Ground
Downtown West
519 W. Fayette St. Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 706-2072
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Pride of Baltimore, Inc.
Inner Harbor
2700 Lighthouse Point E. Baltimore, MD 21224
(410) 539-1151

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Star-Spangled Banner Trip Ideas

Find Your Park in Baltimore

As the U.S. National Park Service celebrates its 100th birthday this year, we invite you to Find Your Park in Baltimore.…

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Baltimore Visitor Center

Get Maps, Buy Attraction Tickets & More…

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Discovering Fort McHenry National Monument & Historical Shrine

With special events, activities for kids, and much more, no visit to Baltimore is complete without a trip to Fort McHenry.…

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Unfurl History – and Our National Symbol

Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine  …

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