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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.

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Homewood Museum
Homewood Museum
Charles Village/Homewood
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Homewood Museum
Charles Village/Homewood
3400 N. Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21218
(410) 516-5589
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Irish Shrine and Railroad Workers Museum
Washington Village
918-20 Lemmon St. Baltimore, MD 21223
(410) 347-4747
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Pride of Baltimore, Inc.
Inner Harbor
2700 Lighthouse Point E. Baltimore, MD 21224
(410) 539-1151
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Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum
Camden Yards
216 Emory St. Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 727-1539

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War of 1812 Trip Ideas

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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Take a Journey from Roads to Rails

B&O Railroad Museum  …

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Baltimore Visitor Center

Get Maps, Buy Attraction Tickets & More…

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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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