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Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine

 
 
Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, September 16, 2007
1. Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine Marker
Inscription. As a guardian of Baltimore’s harbor, Fort McHenry is the site of the sucessful defense of the city by American Forces during the British attack on September 12–14, 1814 which inspired Francis Scott Key to write “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

Fort McHenry is one of over 300 sites administered by the National Park Service. Plan to begin your experience at the Visitor Center located in the brick building adjacent to the parking lot.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland, Fort McHenry marker series.
 
Location. 39° 15.891′ N, 76° 34.8′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker can be reached from Fort Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is on the left side of the Visitor Center as you approach from the parking lot. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21230, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Armistead (within shouting distance of this marker); Remember 1814 (within shouting distance of this marker); A Pivotal Battle (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Evolution of Fort McHenry
Entrance to the Fort image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, September 16, 2007
2. Entrance to the Fort
(about 300 feet away); Preservation of Earthworks (about 300 feet away); O'er the Ramparts We Watch! (about 400 feet away); Allegiance by Force (about 400 feet away); Orpheus... Hero of Music and Poetry (about 500 feet away); A Star Spangled Centennial (about 500 feet away); Fort McHenry (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicLandmarksMilitaryNotable BuildingsNotable PersonsWar of 1812
 
Visitor Center model of Fort McHenry as it looked in 1814. image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, September 16, 2007
3. Visitor Center model of Fort McHenry as it looked in 1814.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 18, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,279 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 18, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   3. submitted on September 21, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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