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Fort McHenry
Home of the Star-Spangled-Banner! Fort McHenry, Baltimore, MD

Land at the very friendly Essex Airport and take a cab to the fort, or, to public transpo near the field to the fort area...worth the journey!

Fort McHenry, in Baltimore, Maryland, is a historical American coastal star-shaped fort best known for its role in the War of 1812, when it successfully defended Baltimore Harbor from an attack by the British navy from the Chesapeake Bay September 13–14, 1814. It was first built in 1798 and was used continuously by U.S. armed forces through World War I and by the Coast Guard in World War II. It was designated a national park in 1925, and in 1939 was redesignated a "National Monument and Historic Shrine".

During the War of 1812 a storm flag (17 by 25 feet (5.2 m × 7.6 m)) was flown over Fort McHenry during the bombardment. It was replaced early on the morning of September 14, 1814 with a larger garrison flag (30 by 42 feet (9.1 m × 12.8 m)).

The larger flag signaled American victory over the British in the Battle of Baltimore. The sight of the ensign inspired Francis Scott Key to write the poem "Defence of Fort M'Henry" that was later set to the tune "To Anacreon in Heaven" and become known as the "Star Spangled Banner", the national anthem of the United States.

This is a MUST SEE site for all Americans - very inspiring and uplifting! Highly recommended!

Mike Marra, Keystone Flight
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Website https://www.nps.gov/fomc/index.htm
Phone Number (410) 962-4290 x250
Categories Museums,Hiking
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Submitted By MIKE MARRA MIKE MARRA (429 destinations have been submitted by this member)
Last Reviewed Friday, September 8, 2017
Recommended Airport
Name W48-ESSEX SKYPARK
Distance Transportation Available, distance unknown
Open to the Public? Yes
Longest Runway 16W/34W - 3000 x 300 feet, Water, in Unknown condition
Control Tower No
  Other Nearby Airports
There are 35 airports within 25 nautical miles of this location   Increase Range
     View    MTN   MARTIN STATE    3.9 nm at 13 degrees   (Public)
     View    MD43   MOUNTAIN ROAD    9.1 nm at 199 degrees   (Private)
     View    EDG   WEIDE AHP (ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND)    10.2 nm at 40 degrees   (Military)
     View    05MD   BREEZECROFT    10.6 nm at 94 degrees   (Private)
     View    0MD4   POND VIEW PVT    11.4 nm at 89 degrees   (Private)
     View    BWI   BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON INTL THURGOOD MARSHAL    12.2 nm at 245 degrees   (Public)
     View    MD48   ALBRECHT AIRSTRIP    13.0 nm at 346 degrees   (Private)
     View    W42   FALLSTON    14.4 nm at 4 degrees   (Public)
     View    MD66   SMITH FIELD    16.2 nm at 74 degrees   (Private)
     View    MD69   HARRIS    16.8 nm at 75 degrees   (Private)
     View    MD11   WRIGHT FIELD    17.2 nm at 87 degrees   (Private)
     View    APG   PHILLIPS AAF    17.3 nm at 45 degrees   (Military)
     View    W29   BAY BRIDGE    17.8 nm at 164 degrees   (Public)
     View    MD21   ASHLAND LANDING FARM    17.9 nm at 119 degrees   (Private)
     View    FME   TIPTON    18.6 nm at 235 degrees   (Public)
     View    MD31   FOREST HILL    19.2 nm at 8 degrees   (Private)
     View    MD19   HYBARC FARM    19.3 nm at 101 degrees   (Private)
     View    MD23   KENNERSLEY    19.5 nm at 111 degrees   (Private)
     View    MD63   CROMWELL FARM    19.6 nm at 88 degrees   (Private)
     View    3MD4   FAIRVIEW    19.6 nm at 210 degrees   (Private)
     View    4MD9   ST JOHN    20.1 nm at 311 degrees   (Private)
     View    ANP   LEE    20.2 nm at 198 degrees   (Public)
     View    MD91   SAXON FARMS    20.3 nm at 109 degrees   (Private)
     View    1MD3   KRASTEL FARMS    20.8 nm at 82 degrees   (Private)
     View    3W3   KENTMORR AIRPARK    20.9 nm at 171 degrees   (Public)
     View    0W3   HARFORD COUNTY    21.1 nm at 30 degrees   (Public)
     View    W18   SUBURBAN    21.5 nm at 239 degrees   (Public)
     View    MD62   CHURCH HILL    21.7 nm at 112 degrees   (Private)
     View    4MD6   MOXLEY'S    23.1 nm at 20 degrees   (Private)
     View    MD24   HAYSFIELD    24.0 nm at 267 degrees   (Private)
     View    7MD8   KENT FORT MANOR    24.6 nm at 172 degrees   (Private)
     View    1W5   HOBY WOLF    24.6 nm at 291 degrees   (Public)
     View    MD95   RESERVOIR    24.7 nm at 302 degrees   (Private)
     View    MD70   FLYING ACRES    24.8 nm at 101 degrees   (Private)
     View    W00   FREEWAY    24.9 nm at 220 degrees   (Public)
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     View    US Gov Heli-stat spy blimp      0.0 nm at NaN degrees
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     View    US Naval Academy      16.9 nm at 188 degrees
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     View    Hemmingway's Restaurant      17.8 nm at 164 degrees
     View    Kent Island Depot (General Store with good food)      17.8 nm at 164 degrees
     View    Stevensville CRAB SHACK at Bay Bridge Arpt.      17.8 nm at 164 degrees
     View    Velaro Station for Food (if everything else is closed) W29 Bay Bridge, MD      17.8 nm at 164 degrees
     View    The National Security Agency from the Air      18.3 nm at 240 degrees
     View    Edgewater Seafood House of Annapolis      20.2 nm at 198 degrees
     View    John Paul Jones Crypt, aerial tour of Annapolis      20.2 nm at 198 degrees
     View    Ledo's Pizza of Annapolis, Maryland      20.2 nm at 198 degrees
     View    Dave's Tiki Bar on the Beach, Kentmorr, MD      20.9 nm at 171 degrees
     View    Kent Island Golf Vacation Home near 3W3      20.9 nm at 171 degrees
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     View    Land at the Oldest Active Airport in the World - KCGS!      28.4 nm at 234 degrees
     View    Maryland TERPS Football Stadium from the Air!      28.4 nm at 234 degrees
     View    METRO railway around the Washington DC area      28.4 nm at 234 degrees
     View    National World War II Memorial      28.4 nm at 234 degrees
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     View    Ratsie's      28.4 nm at 234 degrees
     View    The Mall of the Capitol      28.4 nm at 234 degrees
     View    Friendly Grassroots Museum      29.5 nm at 86 degrees
     View    Massey Aerodrome Museum      29.5 nm at 86 degrees
     View    Earn "The 2W2 Mug" at Clearview!      29.8 nm at 295 degrees
     View    Chesapeake and Delaware Canal      32.1 nm at 54 degrees
     View    Claremont Airport, previously Cecil Field      32.1 nm at 54 degrees
     View    Sugar Buns Airport Cafe      32.3 nm at 148 degrees
     View    Sugar Buns Airport Cafe      32.3 nm at 148 degrees
     View    Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum      34.2 nm at 229 degrees
     View    Airport Diner      34.6 nm at 261 degrees
     View    The Capitol Rotunda of the United States from the Sky      35.0 nm at 230 degrees
     View    The Washington Monument      35.9 nm at 232 degrees
     View    Middletown Family Restaurant      36.3 nm at 64 degrees
     View    Delicioso's Restaurant near 33N, Delaware Airpark      38.9 nm at 94 degrees
     View    Dover AFB Air Mobility Command Museum      38.9 nm at 94 degrees
     View    Grotto's Pizza of Dover, DE      38.9 nm at 94 degrees
     View    Antony's Pizza      38.9 nm at 94 degrees
     View    Aircraft Boneyard/Used Parts/Junkyard      40.4 nm at 102 degrees
     View    Dover International Speedway from the Air!      44.1 nm at 94 degrees
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     View    White Horse Diner      44.3 nm at 333 degrees
     View    York Barbell Museum & USA Weightlifting Hall of Fame (York, Pennsylvania)      44.3 nm at 333 degrees
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     View    Airways Inn      44.7 nm at 282 degrees
     View    AOPA Tour - free (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association)      44.7 nm at 282 degrees
     View    Famous Dave's BBQ      44.7 nm at 282 degrees
     View    National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Frederick, MD      44.7 nm at 282 degrees
     View    The Barbara Fritchie House (Civil War) Frederick, MD      44.7 nm at 282 degrees
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     View    Fort Delaware from the Sky - Massive Civil War Fort on the Island      45.7 nm at 57 degrees
     View    McGinness Aerodrome now a cornfield      45.8 nm at 357 degrees
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     View    Signature Cafe and Kay's Airport Restruant      47.3 nm at 156 degrees
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     View    Smoketown Diner      47.9 nm at 13 degrees
     View    T. Burk and Company Deli Restaurant      47.9 nm at 13 degrees
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     View    Joni's 340 Diner (adjacent to Smoketown Airport)      48.0 nm at 13 degrees
     View    Sal's Pizza      48.0 nm at 13 degrees
     View    Spruce Lane Lodge and Cottages at the Airport      48.0 nm at 13 degrees
     View    The Ragged Edge Coffee Shop      48.0 nm at 13 degrees
     View    Turkey Hill Minit Market      48.0 nm at 13 degrees
     View    Doc Zittle FAA Flight Physical      48.6 nm at 329 degrees
     View    Jim and Nena's Pizzaria of East Berlin, PA      48.6 nm at 329 degrees
     View    Rocco's Pizza      48.6 nm at 329 degrees
     View    Pop's Pizza - Greasy Spoon      48.9 nm at 339 degrees
     View    Annual SCRAPPLE Festival, 2nd week of October in Delaware      49.1 nm at 126 degrees
     View    Marco's Italian Restaurant of Marietta, PA      50.2 nm at 353 degrees
     View    Flying Machine Cafe      50.3 nm at 31 degrees
     View    Harry's      50.3 nm at 31 degrees
     View    MIKE'S PIZZA SHOPPE, Chester Co. Airport      50.3 nm at 31 degrees
     View    Appalachian Brewing Company of Gettysburg      50.8 nm at 313 degrees
     View    National Air and Space Museum Udvar Hazy Center      51.5 nm at 249 degrees
     View    Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center      51.5 nm at 249 degrees
     View    Mid-Atlantic Soaring Association      51.9 nm at 305 degrees
     View    Florentino's      51.9 nm at 7 degrees
     View    AIRWAYS Pilot Shop      52.0 nm at 7 degrees
     View    IMAX movie theater      52.0 nm at 7 degrees
  

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