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Star-Spangled Banner Flag House

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Address: 844 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
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+1 410-837-1793
10:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

Home of Mary Pickersgill, the woman who sewed a U.S. flag during the War of...

Home of Mary Pickersgill, the woman who sewed a U.S. flag during the War of 1812, inspiring the famous Francis Scott Key poem that became the American national anthem.

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Fascinating HERstory of the Star-Spangled Banner

I wouldn't even have known of the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House if I hadn't consulted TripAdvisor---so thank you, TA contributors! I loved learning about the remarkable maker of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
La Plata, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a great piece of American history that many people miss. You need to do the full guided tour to get the whole picture. They also have a really nice playroom for kids.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From reading the reviews, it seems as though our visit was on the wrong day. The museum was lackluster for the price and the video is old and outdated. As far as the house, there was no one to give a tour, we were given a binder and told to basically monitor if anyone came in without paying to send... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a small museum in addition to touring the home where the star spangled banner creators lived. Start with a short film on the history, view the museum exhibits and then tour the home. You can go with a guide or you can go with a folder that details the same items the guide will speak about. You can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The biggest reason to visit here is for the storytelling from one of the tour guides. She painted the picture of what it would have been like to work at that time and helped us understand the scope of work and the incredible artistry of a flag that size. The exhibit in the museum is nice, but you should absolutely... More 

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La Plata, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wouldn't even have known of the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House if I hadn't consulted TripAdvisor---so thank you, TA contributors! I loved learning about the remarkable maker of the Star-Spangled Banner---Mary Pickersgill, a widow who supported her family with a successful sewing business. We paid for entry to the museum & house (though you can take the "museum only" option).... More 

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Uckfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We were on a Colonial tour this was listed as a visit. Small museum informative and easy to walk around approx 1 hour. The movie was easy to follow. Would nice to have bought something to mark our visit poor shop. Nice staff.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

The main building had a lot of historical information about the time leading up to the battle of Baltimore. The front of the main building with the glass picture of a flag is the actual size of the flag that was flown during that battle and the house at the museum is the only hisorical builing left from that time... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

This just marks the creation of the flag that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the Star Spangled Banner. A few blocks from the harbor and right next to Little Italy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

A hidden gem in Baltimore. Baltimore, as you may know, is where the "Star Spangled Banner" was composed during the war of 1812. This museum tells the history of how that flag was created - a huge flag flown over Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore

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Rochester, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed this site we stumbled upon, and learned many things about the home and place of business of Mary Pickersgill, who was commissioned to sew the colors that inspired the song "The Star Spangled Banner," following a battle during the war or 1812. Neat little place, with a nice museum. If you enjoy obscure historical places, this is a place... More 

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