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Best Monuments In Maryland

May 25, 2011 6:42 AM

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Are you curious about Baltimore history?  Here are five great local monuments and historical sites in and around Baltimore.
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Edgar Allan Poe House

203 Amity Street
Baltimore, MD 21223
(410) 396-7932
www.eapoe.org/balt/poehse.htm

The Poe House is open from April through early December.  Visitors will see Poe’s desk, a portrait of his wife, Virginia, some of the bottles of cognac left by the “Poe Toaster” and other items.

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The Flag House

844 E. Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 837-1793
www.flaghouse.org/

The Flag House was the home of the woman who created t he American flag that inspired “The Star Spangled Banner.”  Visitors will see exhibits and meet actors portraying the woman and her family.

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Fort McHenry National Monument And Historic Shrine

2400 East Fort Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 962-4290
www.nps.gov/fomc/

Fort McHenry is a great historic site.  When it was bombed in 1812, Francis Scott Key was nearby, inspiring him to write “The Star Spangled Banner.”  Visitors can see exhibits and a copy of the song.

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Maryvale Castle

11300 Falls Road
Brooklandville, MD 21022
www.maryvale.com/castle/gallery.aspx

Maryvale Castle is a reproduction of Warwick Castle in England.  It was begun in 1912 and completed in 1916.  People can rent this gorgeous castle for various events.

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Washington Monument

699 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 396-0929
www.mvcd.org

The Washington Monument was completed in 1829 and is dedicated to George Washington.  It was referenced in the novel “Moby Dick” and featured in the Al Pacino movie “…And Justice For All.”

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