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Francis Scott Key Memorial Park

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Address: 34th and M Street, NW, Georgetown, Washington DC, DC
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National Anthem

Small park for a great man who is the national anthem who composed it while he was under custody in a British ship bombing Baltimore 1814

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 July 2016
Mostafa A
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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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Mayaguez
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

I really enjoyed crossing the bridge with the beautiful view of the Georgetown University, and then stopping at the Park before walking around the restaurants and shops and eventually walking to Georgetown. This a really beautiful area, highly recommeded for any trip to DC.

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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Small park for a great man who is the national anthem who composed it while he was under custody in a British ship bombing Baltimore 1814

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

There is a small public space along 34th and M in Georgetown known as the Francis Scott Key Memorial Park. This is a small area of public ground that was dedicated as a city park in 1993. You can walk through and all in 2-3 minutes. Here you find two split colonnades with vines and foliage, creating a nice bit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

The park itself is nicely located close to the Potomac River in Georgetown. When you are in Georgetown for a tour, it is definitely worth stopping by here. You could combine it with a walk down at the river. The park is dedicated to the poet writing the text for the national anthem. Everything you need to know can be... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

This small park is a beautiful example of good city planning and it truly is an oasis of calm in the hustle and bustle of Georgetown. It is well-kept and a nice place to spend time reflecting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

This place was very interesting. We really enjoyed it and read all of the info while we was taking photos!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

Located on the left side of Key Bridge towards the direction of Arlington, Virginia and away from the center of Georgetown, this Memorial was difficult to find. I finally " found" it on my second attempt. The Memorial Park is small and there is no outside signage. Housed inside the 'gazebo" is the bust of Francis Scott Key and 2... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

You can find a bronze bust of the writer of the american national anthem Francis Scott Key in the small but charming park. It also his old town house.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

Nice little memorial park, but nothing too special.. It's a quick walk through with not much to see.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

So, occasionally there are some homeless people around here, but for the most part, it's very nice--flowers growing, nice statue, lovely views of the water and M Street. I recommend it!

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