Fort! Flag! Fire!

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At Fort McHenry, vis­i­tors take self-guided tours of the build­ings, see can­non-fir­ing demon­stra­tions and help raise the flag over the ram­parts of the fort. Nar­rated boat rides de­tail the events that in­spired Key to pen the words that be­came the na­tional an­them, and his orig­i­nal man­u­script is on dis­play here through­out the Star-Span­gled Spec­tac­u­lar. The “By Dawn’s Early Light” rais­ing of the 30-by- 42-foot hand-stitched replica flag con­cludes cel­e­bra­tions at the fort Septem­ber 14.

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