Fort McHenry - Baltimore, MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 39° 15.806 W 076° 34.770
18S E 363733 N 4347199
Quick Description: Where Francis Scott Key wrote the national anthem during the war of 1812.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 1/6/2016 9:37:57 PM
Waymark Code: WMQ847
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Tharandter
Views: 10

Long Description:
Taken from Wikipedia, "Fort McHenry, in Baltimore, Maryland, is a historical American coastal star-shaped fort best known for its role in the War of 1812, when it successfully defended Baltimore Harbor from an attack by the British navy in Chesapeake Bay September 13–14, 1814. It was first built in 1798 and was used continuously by U.S. armed forces through World War I and by the Coast Guard in World War II. It was designated a national park in 1925.

During the War of 1812 a storm flag (17 by 25 feet (5.2 m × 7.6 m)) was flown over Fort McHenry during the bombardment. It was replaced early on the morning of September 14, 1814 with a larger garrison flag (30 by 42 feet (9.1 m × 12.8 m)). The larger flag signaled American victory over the British in the Battle of Baltimore. The sight of the ensign inspired Francis Scott Key to write the poem "Defence of Fort M'Henry" that was later set to the tune To Anacreon in Heaven and become known as the Star Spangled Banner, the national anthem of the United States."
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Approximate amount of time needed to fully experience the attraction: Full day

Transportation options to the attraction: Personal Vehicle Only

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