Virtually Explore Maryland’s Fort McHenry

American flag flying at Fort McHenry

Residents of our Jessup apartments have history close by. The nearby Fort McHenry is most famous for the 1814 Battle of Baltimore, which inspired our national anthem. Although it is largely closed to visitors, you can still take a virtual tour of Fort McHenry. Tour highlights include:

Chesapeake Conservancy Tour

The Chesapeake Conservancy aims to protect the wilderness of the Chesapeake Bay. For a street-level view of the McHenry grounds, check out this virtual tour. Explore the fort’s paths as if you were there in person. There’s no need to fight traffic when you can let the Chesapeake Conservancy do the driving. You can also enjoy avoiding the wind, sun, and rain. 

Fort McHenry Visitor Center Film

The Fort McHenry Visitor Center offers a 10-minute film about the history of the Battle of Baltimore. The film recreates events in Baltimore leading up to the battle and explains how Francis Scott Key wrote “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Anyone interested in learning more about our national anthem will enjoy this video. 

Fort McHenry Virtual Tour

Much like the Chesapeake Tour, the Fort McHenry virtual tour gives you a nearly in-person experience. Start out at the Sally Port and Civil War Guardhouse, then head to the Enlisted Men’s Barracks. Finally, you can explore the Commanding Officer’s Quarters and the Powder Magazine building. Click on the red and white circles along the way to learn more about each room. 

When you’re done exploring Fort McHenry, enjoy virtual tours of other nearby institutions, such as the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

There are so many ways to continue learning and exploring while living at The Elms at Shannon’s Glen. If you’re not yet a resident, we’d love to tell you about all that we have to offer. Contact us anytime to speak with a leasing agent about our luxury apartments in Howard County, MD. 

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