At Fort McHenry, in September of 1814, Francis Scott Key wrote the poem “The Star Spangled Banner”…and in 1931 President Hoover made that the American National Anthem. Forever cementing the significance of that fateful day and Francis Key’s legacy.
I have always wanted to visit this historic location…and it didn’t disappoint!
plan your visit: https://www.nps.gov/fomc/
What Was Happening in 1814?: 0:17
Fort McHenry: 2:50
Inside Fort McHenry: 5:23
Fun Fact: 6:14
Lt Col George Armistead: 6:59
Blocking the Harbor in 1814: 7:35
The 15 Stripe Flag: 8:05
What Francis Scot Key Saw: 9:34
Home of the Brave: 10:39