Remember 1814

Remember 1814 (HM6ZX)

Location: Baltimore, MD 21230
Country: United States of America

N 39° 15.85', W 76° 34.802'

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Fort McHenry protected the water approaches to Baltimore for more than a hundred years, but was attacked only once. On September 13-14, 1814, British ships fired rockets and mortars at the fort for twenty-five hours. Fort McHenry withstood the bombardment, and when the smoke cleared the American flag was still waving where you see it now.

Francis Scott Key watched these dramatic events from the deck of a truce ship down the river to your left. His description of the battle was immortalized in "The Star-Spangled Banner," the song that later became our National Anthem.

The fort has undergone many changes since 1814, yet many original structures survive in whole or part. Historic sites on this tour will help you to recall those unforgettable hours when Fort McHenry's defenders saved a city and inspired a song.
HM NumberHM6ZX
Series This marker is part of the Maryland: Fort McHenry series
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 1:30pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 363688 N 4347281
Decimal Degrees39.26416667, -76.58003333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 15.85', W 76° 34.802'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 15' 51.00" N, 76° 34' 48.12" W
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Area Code(s)410, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1483-1499 Constellation Plaza, Baltimore MD 21230, US
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