Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
1814 - 1914
1776 Whetstone Point shore battery
1794 Star Fort begun. Later named for Washington’s Secretary of War
1795 Reservation partly acquired by the United States
1814 Gallant defence during British bombardment inspired the writing of The Star-Spangled Banner
1838 Full reservation ceded.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Military • Patriots & Patriotism • War of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Battlefield Trails - War of 1812, and the Maryland, Fort McHenry series lists.
Location. 39° 15.812′ N, 76° 34.775′ W. Marker is in Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker can be reached from Fort Avenue. Plaque is on the outside wall of the fort. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21230, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Star Spangled Centennial (here, next to this marker); Bombproofs (a few steps from this marker); Star-Spangled Banner (a few steps from this marker); The Ravelin Civil War Guardhouse (a few steps from this marker); Ravelin Magazine (within shouting distance of this marker); In Full Glory Reflected (within shouting distance of this marker); Another Day on Duty... 1814 (within shouting distance of this marker); Mortars vs. Guns (within shouting distance of this marker); 1814 Enlisted Men's Barracks, No 2 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort McHenry.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Fort McHenry Virtual Tour by Markers
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,484 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 18, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. 3. submitted on December 23, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.