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Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine July 4 Tall Ship Tours

Image Courtesy of Pride of Baltimore, Inc.

Image Courtesy of Pride of Baltimore, Inc.

Pride of Baltimore II, a replica armed schooner from the War of 1812 will be docked at Fort McHenry during the July 4th weekend. Learn how Baltimore’s armed schooners wreaked havoc on British merchant ships during the War of 1812 resulting in the 1814 Battle of Baltimore.

Free deck tours led by expert sailors from the crew will give insight into 19-Century maritime life and what it takes to sail Pride II today.

Pride II will be making various ports-of-call around the Chesapeake Bay this year – but this weekend you get a “Two for one” deal by seeing Pride II and Fort McHenry.

Hours for free deck tours:
July 4 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
July 6 9:00 a.m. – 1:00
July 5 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 4:30 -5:30 p.m.

On July 5th arrive at 4:30 and tour Pride II and then walk up to the fort for the military tattoo ceremony starting at 6:00 p.m. This Free ceremony will feature the U.S. Army Fife and Drum Corps, Continental Color Guard and U.S. Army Drill Team.
http://www.nps.gov/fomc/index.htm

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