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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
Civic Works - Clifton Mansion
Civic Works - Clifton Mansion
Cold Stream Homestead Montebello
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Civic Works - Clifton Mansion
Cold Stream Homestead Montebello
2701 St. Lo Dr. Baltimore, MD 21213
(410) 366-8533
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
Civic Works - Clifton Mansion
Civic Works - Clifton Mansion
Cold Stream Homestead Montebello
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Civic Works - Clifton Mansion
Cold Stream Homestead Montebello
2701 St. Lo Dr. Baltimore, MD 21213
(410) 366-8533

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