Learning all about the Star Spangled Banner in Baltimore and Washington
Aerial View of Fort McHenry

Learning all about the Star Spangled Banner in Baltimore and Washington

lLarning about the flag starts in Baltimore with a visit to Fort McHenry (walk among the canons and peer into barracks that look as they might have during the Battle of Baltimore). Then on to the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. to see the actual flag in all its glory.

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Baltimore is a great place for families to learn history
Cannons that returned fire on British Ships at Fort McHenry in War of 1812

Baltimore is a great place for families to learn history

Today people consider the War of 1812 “the forgotten war” but visiting the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine is a good place to earn about it. Wherever you go in Baltimore, the kids are bound to learn something—maybe without even realizing they’re getting a history lessons.

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