The entrance to the actual fort.
Dziadzi picking Kylie up to look at a model of Fort McHenry in the Visitor's Center.
The model of Fort McHenry.
Kylie listening intently to a talk by one of the park ranger's in the Visitor's Center.
The map of the Battle at Baltimore during the War of 1812.
Cannon pointing out to the harbor.
The Francis Scott Key exhibit in the Visitor's Center with the words of "The Star Spangled Banner."
A memorial statue of Colonel George Armistead, the Commanding Officer of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812.
Daddy & Jillian posing in a bomb shelter underneath the fort where soldiers would hide out while there was artillery fire on the fort.
Kylie exploring an alcove inside the fort. She even found a crawl space inside and popped out on the other side!
Kylie looking inside one of prison cells - The mayor of Baltimore was once imprisoned here in order to prevent him from voting to succede from the Union.
The living quarters for the officers & enlisted men.
The original cross base of the flag pole during the battle.
A view inside the fort from one of the outer points.
Visitors of Ft. McHenry, including us, holding the replica of the flag flown during the War.
The park ranger telling the story of the battle & the National Anthem.
Kylie doing her part in holding the flag.
What a gorgeous sight!
A view of the Francis Scott Key Bridge from Ft. McHenry.
The point of the fort where the only two casualties of the battle occured, including one of the four officers stationed at Ft. McHenry. The bomb fired by the British made a direct hit on this point.
Our family shot with Baltimore's outer harbor in the distance. What a day!!
What a great way to spend Labor Day and it was the perfect weather for it too! After visiting Fort McHenry, learning the history of it, & the story behind the writing of our National Anthem, the words have a whole new meaning. If it is possible, we feel even more proud to be Americans!!