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The Star-Spangled Banner Flag House, formerly the Flag House & Star-Spangled Banner Museum, is a museum located in the Jonestown/Old Town and adjacent to Little Italy neighborhoods of eastern downtown Baltimore, Maryland, United States.
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
This is a hidden gem if you love history. The guided tour of the house was fabulous and the museum is small but very well done. Kids loved the hands on exhibits. There is also a kids craft room that my kids had a lot of fun playing in.
BEWARE. I am giving the museum a 5 as Its a very nice museum, however it's in a terrible neighborhood. We were on vacation and our car was broken into right in front of the museum at 2pm on a bright sunny day. The window was broken on my 10 year old jeep and my crappy Wal-Mart suitcase wad taken as well as the quarters I have for patking meters. Its apparent that the neighbors look for tourists to come up and steal their belongings while they spend an hour or two in the museum. I do recommend the museum but I would recommend parking in one of the paid lots and walk the 2 blocks to the museum.
What a unique piece of history! Thank you, Baltimore, for preserving this! The museum is classy and teaches all about the flag that flew over Ft. McHenry in the War of 1812 that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the poem that became our National Anthem. The actual house has been preserved for us to see and imagine what life was like back then. If you take a self-guided tour, ask the front desk for the booklet that tells what each number is in the house. Fascinating material!
The staff at the desk was very kind and helpful. The period items were very interesting to me. The house was my favorite part of the experience.
2nd grade class went here for a class field trip. It was okay, but some of the staff didn't know how to present to kids. They were more interested in making a presentation to the adult chaperones. There also isn't a lot to do here. Maybe 45 to 60 minutes of activities/touring. Most of the kids were bored with the place by the time we were 20 minutes into the trip. Great information and a couple interesting things to see, but I don't see any reason to go back.
It's a great place to go for some history! Love the ladies there that took time to show us around! Recomend! I wish more schools would do field trips like this! Everything about history is important!
Wow! What a wonderful tour! This is a hidden gem for all; especially school field trips!