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Fort McHenry

Fort McHenry is primarily known for the Battle of Baltimore during the War of 1812, when American troops stopped a British invasion. The battle inspired Francis Scott Key to pen what would become the national anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner” – originally entitled “Defense of Fort McHenry”.  During the Civil War, the fort served as a military prison. Another interesting fact: When a new flag is designed for use by the United States, it is first flown over Fort McHenry. This spectacular embodiment of the spirit of America is open most days for a visit and is a must-see for history fans. 

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Irish Shrine and Railroad Workers Museum
Washington Village
918-20 Lemmon St. Baltimore, MD 21223
(410) 347-4747
B&O Railroad Museum
B&O Railroad Museum
Washington Village
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B&O Railroad Museum
Washington Village
901 W. Pratt St. Baltimore, MD 21223
(410) 752-2490
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
Star-Spangled Banner Flag House
Star-Spangled Banner Flag House
Historic Jonestown
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Star-Spangled Banner Flag House
Historic Jonestown
844 E. Pratt St. Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 837-1793

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