Fort McHenry is the place that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the United States National Anthem , “The Star Spangled Banner.”
He watched the bombardment of this fort by the British during the War of 1812.
The British had just burned down Washington DC , and were heading to Baltimore .
Fort McHenry was in their way.
These are some pictures of the fort that I took on my 30 Plus Teams Tour of Charm City .
The fort is pretty much the same as it looked during the war.
After the war, the fort was used to house Confederate Civil War Prisoners and was a Naval hospital during World War I .
If you happen to get the chance to visit Baltimore , make Fort McHenry a stop .
If not, I hope some of the pictures will inspire you.