The National Park Service invites you to travel the historic sites of Baltimore. Located on a harbor, the city relied on boats and ships to bring goods and people in and out of the region. Its close proximity to the water also made Baltimore vulnerable to attack during the War of 1812. Explore Fort McHenry and the Flag House and learn about how the battle inspired the Star-Spangled Banner - our national anthem. Visit the many ships docked in the city’s harbor to discover how water travel shaped our nation’s history. From Junior Ranger activities to military warships, there is something for everyone in Baltimore!
Interested in discovering more neighborhoods in Baltimore? Launch your exploration with the Baltimore National Heritage Area site.
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