Locust Point Industrial Area in Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
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Fort McHenry, like military bases today, comprised many buildings. If you were here in 1814, you would be standing on the edge of the outer drill field. Behind it stood two buildings: a gun shed, where small field cannons were stored, and a stable for officers' horses (foundations outlined in brick). A brick tavern sat just outside the entrance gate near those structures.
In 1814 two main roads led from the fort. One went to the city, and the other to the government dock.
The scene above depicts an autumn day in 1814. The British have long since departed but the garrison remains on alert.
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Forts and Castles • War of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Maryland, Fort McHenry series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1814.
Location. 39° 15.881′ N, 76° 34.766′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. It is in Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2400 East Fort Avenue, Baltimore MD 21230, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Heritage of Courage…The Society of the War of 1812 (a few steps from this marker); Armistead (within shouting distance of this marker); Evolution of Fort McHenry (within shouting distance of this marker); O'er the Ramparts We Watch! (within shouting distance of this marker); Preservation of Earthworks (within shouting distance of this marker); A Pivotal Battle (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Allegiance by Force (about 300 feet away); A Vast Hospital Once Stood Here (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 27, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 17, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 99 times since then. Last updated on March 27, 2022, by Connor Olson of Kewaskum, Wisconsin. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 17, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.