• Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine - Baltimore, Maryland

      Roadtrip Attraction
      This is the "Birthplace of the National Anthem." The valiant defense of the star-shaped Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore, September 13-14, 1814, inspired Francis Scott Key to write "The Star-Spangled Banner."

      Photo by National Park Service

      If you go:
      New Visitor Center Ribbon cutting is 6:00 pm on the 3rd of March, 2011.


      2400 East Fort Avenue
      Baltimore, Maryland 21230-5393 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Park Information
      +1 (410) 962-4290

      Ranger Office
      +1 (410) 962-3885