Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Keep It Local: Fort McHenry

Last summer, after reading "The Flag Maker" and as part of my general history kick, I became a bit obsessed with the War of 1812 and the Star Spangled Banner. So after our visit to the American Visionary Art Museum, which you can read about right here, mom thought we'd make a quick trip out to see the nearby Fort McHenry (the defense of which led Francis Scott Key to pen our national anthem). It was a HOT day, but we loved poking about the fort and imagining what it looked like defending B'more back in the day. There are several programs available at the Fort and we jumped in on the end of one that played out the great battle with props. But neither one of us was in much of a mood to stand still and listen. Instead we took to exploring by ourselves. There's not a whole lot to see, but it was fun nonetheless. And with spring breaks coming up, we thought it would be good to share a  little side trip that would be a good add on to visiting another Baltimore attraction (you can see our other B'more visits here).

You can find the Operating Hours for the Fort right here. Here's to good weather for spring break!

(this pic kills mom. note Cam's British skirt)

not exactly the bunk beds we've been wanting

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