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Explore the historic shrine and national monument of Baltimore, 'Fort Mc Henry' which inspired Francis Scott Key to write 'Defence of Fort M Henry' and later became 'Star Spangled Banner'.
Explore Fort Mc Henry
Located in the Locust Point of Baltimore, the Fort Mc Henry is an American historical monument which features a coastal pentagonal bastion fort. Famous for its significant role in the War of 1812, it protected and defended the Harbour from the massive attack by the British Navy through the Chesapeake Bay. Designated a national park in the year 1925 and national monument in the year 1939, the memorial flew an American storm flag during the war which gave inspiration to Francis Scott Key to write the poem 'Defence of Fort M Henry' that was later known as the national anthem of the United States of America, 'Star Spangled Banner'.
Discover adventure and thrill with a unique experience with more than thousands of wild and ferocious creatures from every continent. The Maryland Zoo welcomes you with an open heart. Located near to this historical shrine of Baltimore, the zoo features exotic wildlife creatures. Spread in a vast area of one hundred and thirty-five acres, it allows a walk on the wild side of the park highlighting the deadliest and ferocious animals. The 'African Journey' is the largest area of the zoological park which exhibits a wide range of African animals including white stork, sitatunga, cheetah, African leopard, and elephants. It allows exploring a cave, jumping across lily pads, climbing into giant bird nests and watching otters swimming over their heads. Polar Bear is the limelight of the Maryland Zoo. Apart from a polar bear, the Polar Bear Watch also exhibits grizzly bears, bald eagles, ravens, Arctic foxes and snowy owls along with exotic species of Arctic birds and mammals.
Situated within the shorter distance from the Fort Mc Henry, the National Aquarium of Baltimore impresses gaggles of tourists with lots of catchy-eye exhibits, fantastic shows, and appealing activities. With iconic animal species of filtering type, habitat, colour and more; you will discover something new every time you visit this aquamarine zoo. Baltimore National Aquarium highlights the excellent sights of Deep Ocean and coral reef in the size of the cinema screen with aquatic species, reptiles, mammals, birds, and replicas of a dinosaur of the Tropical Rain Forest. The spectacular view of huge sharks bear down behind the glass panes catches the attention of the viewers. Opened in the year 1981; it features more than twenty thousand specimens of over thousands of species. Famous for its exquisite displays, the aqua zoo levitates millions of people towards the Upland Tropical Rain Forest, open shark tank, many storied Atlantic Coral reef, wild Australian extremes, and a four immersion theatre.
How to Get Tickets?
Book the tickets for Fort Mc Henry through this website and get fantastic offers and the best new deals. However, you can also purchase the tickets from the counter available at the entrance of the fort. But reserving it in advance will save your time.
How To Get Around?
Explore Fort Mc Henry on foot. It does not allow any vehicle or transit inside the premises.
What Should I Wear?
Wear comfortable shoes. Carry plenty of winter outfits and warm clothes for December and January months. Pack the apparels which suit your mood and choice. You can prefer light colour blouses and pair them with dark shade bottoms. Dark jeans and pants with a camisole and button-down shirts will also look good. Feel free to carry shiny, vibrant and bright colours. In addition to these, you can also pack an umbrella, sunglasses, sunscreen lotion, a scarf and a sling bag for keeping essentials. Carry sanitisers, tissues, and personal care products with you.
Best Time to Visit
Fort Mc Henry opens at 9:00 am and closes till 5:00 pm. June to August are the best months for exploring Baltimore with pleasant climate and peaceful surroundings. But you need to pre-book your hotels and tickets as these months feature massive tourist crowd. Avoid visiting during school vacations and festive season.
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Will I Need a Guide?
No. This website provides enough information that you will require for this tour. It is the best guide.
How To Get There?
Getting around in Baltimore is easy. You can take public transits for exploring the tourist sites. Hiring self-driven vehicles offers a leisure trip. Do not forget to experience the unique and favourite ride on 'Water Taxi.' You can also walk for visiting nearby attractions. Baltimore can be reached through airplane, car, bus or train. You can board the flight for Baltimore Washington International Airport. You can also travel by bus as it is considered the most economical way of getting in. Grab the train for Penn Station of Charles Street in Midtown. The fort is situated near to it with the distance of five miles. Fort Mc Henry is ten miles away from the city airport. It will take only fifteen minutes to reach the destination spot through a vehicle.
Carry a water bottle with you throughout the excursion. Be punctual. Arrive early to avoid skipping anything. Fort Mc Henry is safe and secure but still take care of your valuable belongings. Empty your pockets and put your cash and cell phones in an inside bag. Try to carry credit and debit cards instead of cash. Do not stock all the money in one place.