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.

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