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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.

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Civic Works - Clifton Mansion
East Baltimore
2701 St. Lo Dr. Baltimore, MD 21213
(410) 366-8533
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Civic Works - Clifton Mansion
East Baltimore
2701 St. Lo Dr. Baltimore, MD 21213
(410) 366-8533
Jewish Museum of Maryland
Jewish Museum of Maryland
Historic Jonestown
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Jewish Museum of Maryland
Historic Jonestown
15 Lloyd St. Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 732-6400
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The Baltimore Streetcar Museum, Inc.
Station North
1901 Falls Rd. Baltimore, MD 21211
(410) 547-0264

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Baltimore Visitor Center

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Find Your Park in Baltimore

As the U.S. National Park Service celebrates more than 100 years of service, we invite you to find your park in Baltimore.…

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Unfurl History – and Our National Symbol

Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine  …

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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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