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  • About Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

    (image courtesy of Fort McHenry NM &HS)

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    Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine


    Fort McHenry is comprised of the Star Fort and the surrounding historical and natural landscape. A one mile seawall trail starts at the main entrance of the park and loops around the star fort and visitor center.


    Today's 40 acre landscape includes the Orpheus and Armistead statue, star fort with and outer battery of Civil War Rodman cannons, a water battery with 1814 cannons, Visitor Center, and groves of various trees.


    This grounds tour will help you explore the landscape and structures of Fort McHenry and tell the stories of the Defenders of Fort McHenry spanning years of American History from the War of 1812 through World War II.

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