Evolution of Fort McHenry

Evolution of Fort McHenry (HM701)

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

N 39° 15.848', W 76° 34.769'

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After the Battle of Baltimore in 1814, Fort McHenry continued as a military post for more than a hundred years. The U.S. Army constructed buildings outside the star fort and modified existing structures to serve the needs of the time.

During the Civil War, the lawn in front of you was the site of a detention center for Confederate prisoners-of-war. In the next century, as World War I came to an end, the fort property was transformed into a huge hospital complex to care for soldiers returning from duty overseas.

Fort McHenry became a National Park in 1925 and in 1939 became a National Monument and Historic Shrine. Today the National Park Service preserves and interprets historic structures that remain.
HM NumberHM701
Series This marker is part of the Maryland: Fort McHenry series
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 4:39pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 363736 N 4347277
Decimal Degrees39.26413333, -76.57948333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 15.848', W 76° 34.769'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 15' 50.88" N, 76° 34' 46.14" W
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Area Code(s)410, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1483 Constellation Plaza, Baltimore MD 21230, US
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