Virtually Visit the Historical Fort McHenry Monument

A historical site with a US flag waving in the sky.

Living in our Hanover, MD apartments gives you easy access to many art museums and historical sites located nearby. For anyone interested in American history, Fort McHenry is a must-see location. Not only was it the inspiration for one of the most famous songs of all time, it’s full of military history you won’t find anywhere else. Now you can take a virtual visit to Fort McHenry from the comfort of home.

Oh Say Can You See?

The Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine is part of our country’s National Park Services located in nearby Baltimore. The site is most well-known as the inspiration for our national anthem written by Francis Scott Key.

During the Battle of Baltimore in the War of 1812, Key was being held prisoner in a British battleship. From his window, he watched and wrote the lyrics about the broad stripes and bright stars of our country’s flag that was still gallantly streaming over the battlegrounds.

The Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

The historical site is also home to many other memorable war stories, including events from WWII, the Civil War, and more. During your virtual visit to Fort McHenry, you can view a 10-minute film about the Battle of Baltimore. Other short videos showcase cannon and battery firing demonstrations.

A 14-minute film entitled, “The Defense of Fort McHenry” used to air at the Fort’s visitor center but stopped showing in 2011. However, if you missed the short flick, it’s still available from the Harpers Ferry Historical Association. A portion of the sales from these products goes to benefit this local organization. 

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