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War of 1812

One of the most famous moments in Baltimore history was the Battle of Baltimore during the War of 1812. After the British were held off in their attacks on Baltimore by land at North Point and by sea near Fort McHenry , Francis Scott Key wrote the poem that would inspire the lyrics for “The Star-Spangled Banner”, the American national anthem. Today, you can visit Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, tour the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House, and see the original draft of the Star-Spangled Banner at the Maryland Historical Society.

Featured Places to Visit

Greater Baltimore History Alliance
Greater Baltimore History Alliance
North - 10 to 20 miles
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Greater Baltimore History Alliance
North - 10 to 20 miles
P.O. Box 375 Brooklandville, MD 21022
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Lillie Carroll Jackson Civil Rights Museum
Bolton Hill
1320 Eutaw Pl. Baltimore, MD 21217
(410) 383-8737
Baltimore Heritage
Mount Vernon
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Baltimore Heritage
Mount Vernon
11 1/2 W. Chase St. Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 332-9992
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National Museum of Dentistry
Downtown West
31 S. Greene St. Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 706-0600

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Take a Journey from Roads to Rails

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Baltimore Visitor Center

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Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

Whether you're an armchair historian or planning a school trip, Fort McHenry is a must-see historical site when visiting Baltimore.…

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Baltimore and the War of 1812

After years of friction between the young United States and Great Britain over U.S.…

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