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Star-Spangled Banner Flag House

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Where the Flag was Sewed

We liked this museum and house as it is where Mary Pickersgill designed and sewed the "Star... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Fenton, Illinois
Great piece of American History

The museum is small, but provides a lot of information about the flag that inspired the National... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2018
Montclair, New Jersey
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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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844 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202-4403
+1 410-837-1793
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Reviewed 10 November 2018

This is a very small museum; the entrance fee is 9$ for an adult. It starts with a video that presents the history of the flag that was made on site by Mary Pickersgill. This 10 min video is informative, but quite old (most likely...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JoeDassin1
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

What a great experience. Took middle school age kids and it was a great learning experience for all that were there. It is so clean and modern. Very informative tour and great docents. Very small place that is great to support in our attempt to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Gina A
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Really neat place to see the birthplace of the flag that inspired the star spangled banner. Step back in time to the house where the women sewed the flag, as part of their flag business for local ships. Great little musuem here too. Walking distance...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank cmprior999
Reviewed 17 September 2018

We liked this museum and house as it is where Mary Pickersgill designed and sewed the "Star Spangled Banner" that the commander of Fort McHenry ordered so the British could see it. He wanted it to be 30 by 40 feet. It is a moving...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank peonyrose
Reviewed 5 August 2018

My 9 year old son enjoyed this so much! The inside of the building has great history mapped out and a pole to raise the flag. The house was well informative. They give you a binder to self tour or you can get a guide...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 5 July 2018

The museum is small, but provides a lot of information about the flag that inspired the National Anthem, and the people involved its creation and preservation. It was a very good precursor to seeing the actual flag in Washington DC. The house itself is small,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank ItineraryLady
Reviewed 4 February 2018

We walked to the house from the inner harbor. We pretty much had the house to ourselves. You have to go to the museum to pay to get in the house. They give you a notebook that gives you the self guided tour information of...More

Date of experience: June 2017
4  Thank moseysmelody
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Beautiful historic home where the Fort McHenry flag was sewn and commissioned. This was the flag that Francis Scott Key saw when the smoke cleared and wrote the Star-Spangled Banner about. Tour the 18th century home of the seamstress and the museum next door. The...More

Date of experience: September 2017
3  Thank BlanquitaMaria
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

I had no idea how big the Star Spangled Flag actually was, and how much work went into its creation. The museum and house are really interesting! Worth the stop.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank librarianmarn
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Located on the edge of Little Italy, this is a great spot to view our country's history. It is mostly indoors and can be done rain or shine. Afterwards it is a 5 minute walk to some of Little Italy's and Balltimore's best restaurants.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Anthony H
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30 April 2018|
Response from Amanda D | Property representative |
Adults: $9 Seniors & Military: $8 Students: $7 Children under 6 are free
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Response from kwesterlund | Reviewed this property |
I would say you could spend an hour in the museum and another half-hour/45 min in the Pickersgill house.