Orpheus... Hero of Music and Poetry
America's involvement in World War I delayed the completion of the statue. Dedicated on Flag Day, June 14, 1922, and originally placed in the middle of the entrance road, it was moved to its current location in 1962.
Orpheus and the surrounding grove of Flowering crabapple trees show the transformation of Fort McHenry from an active military base to a place of reflection and commemoration.
For many years the Orpheus statue has served as the centerpiece for the annual commemoration of the Battle of Baltimore.
Location. 39° 15.871′ N, 76° 34.899′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker can be reached from E. Fort Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21230, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Orpheus (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Magazine (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Armistead (about 500 feet away); Remember 1814
Categories. • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 21, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 512 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 21, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.