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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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Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment District
Westside
21 S Eutaw St. Baltimore, MD 21202
(443) 874-3596
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
Phoenix Shot Tower
Phoenix Shot Tower
Historic Jonestown
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Phoenix Shot Tower
Historic Jonestown
801 E. Fayette St. Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 605-2964
Adventure Tours
South - 20+ miles
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Adventure Tours
South - 20+ miles
17517-B Indian Head Hwy. Accokeek, MD 20607
(301) 868-1141

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