Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine


We arrived about an hour before the site opened in order to set up our equipment and get a lay of the land.  It was so peaceful there.  As we were getting organized, I was struck by Ft. McHenry’s significance in the War of 1812. What an opportunity we have as visitors to walk the grounds, go into the barracks and even raise the flag.


Our additional tip to you is know when the park is available to the public. The park and visitor center is open to visitors at 9 a.m. everyday, closing at 5 p.m. in the winter and 8 p.m. in the summer. Unfortunately, the park is closed on New Year’s, Christmas and Thanksgiving. Also, if you’re a pet lover, we want to let you know that they can come with you as long as they’re kept on a leash and out of restricted areas.


We did a lot of research for the show! Though we couldn’t visit every destination, we did want to show you what else we found.

If you are in Baltimore at the right time of year, you may be able to climb aboard the Pride of Baltimore II. The schooner offers day sails and reservations are required. Minor passengers between the ages of 7 and 17 are welcomed if accompanied by an adult.  If you can’t catch it in Baltimore, you may find it at another port!

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