Our Baltimore Harbor Guide Locust Point Favorites
Explore Historic Locust Point & Fort McHenry ~ National Monument & Historic Shrine
~ Fort McHenry ~
This late 18th century star-shaped fort is world-famous as the birthplace of the American national anthem. As the guardian of Baltimore's harbor, the valiant defense of Fort McHenry by American forces during a British attack on Sept. 13-14, 1814 inspired 35 year-old poet-lawyer Francis Scott Key to write "The Star-Spangled Banner." During the Civil War, it was occupied by Union forces who used it as a prison camp for the detention of Confederate soldiers and political prisoners. During World War I, US Army hospital No.2 was located here. The US Coast Guard used the fort as a training facility during World War II. Fort McHenry was designated a National Park in 1925 and later redesignated a National Monument and Historic Shrine.
~ Locust Point ~
BHG's Local Favorites - Locust Point Restaurants, Taverns, Desserts, & Ice Cream
Locust Point is a peninsular neighborhood located in South Baltimore and surrrounded by the waters of the Patapsco River. The neighborhood has a long and rich history, having been visited in 1608 by Captain John Smith. Locust Point has been home to large waves of immigration from Europe, including German, Polish, & Irish immigrants. The streets are lined with many Victorian-era rowhomes interspersed with fine locally-owned restaurants, taverns, and dessert establishments, which are conveniently located along the way to Fort McHenry. Be sure to stop in for an authentic Baltimore experience. This historic maritime and industrial community is the long-time home of Domino Sugars. In recent years Locust Point has seen major revitalization with the new Tide Point, Silo Point, Under Armour World Headquarters, and McHenry Row. Locust Point is best known as the home of Fort McHenry.
Fort McHenry Star Fort taken by Tom Darden, Maryland Governor's office
Aerial photo of Fort McHenry Park, showing tip of Locust Point
Famous Domino Sugars neon sign in Locust Point seen from the harbor
Barracudas Locust Point Tavern on Fort Avenue
Walking the park grounds outside the fort is awesome & free! The walkway around the tip of Locust Point on the water's edge provides a beautiful view of the harbor & the Key Bridge. There is a visitor center & gift shop with free parking. To enter the star fort & experience the Ranger & Living History Programs, there is a fee. This late 18th century star-shaped fort is world-famous as the birthplace of the American national anthem. As the guardian of Baltimore's harbor, the valiant defense of Fort McHenry by American forces during a British attack on Sept. 13-14, 1814 inspired 35 year-old poet-lawyer Francis Scott Key to write "The Star-Spangled Banner." Fort McHenry was designated a National Park in 1925 and later redesignated a National Monument and Historic Shrine. Enjoy a delicious lunch, dinner or treat at our BHG Locally-Owned Favorites conveniently located along the way to and from Fort McHenry in Historic Locust Point.
Barracudas Locust Point Tavern on Fort Ave.
Sweet Carolines Restaurant on East Clement Street
In Like Flynn Tavern on Andre Street @ Clement Street
Dessert Fantasies on East Fort Ave.
BHG's Local Favorites - Locust Point Attractions
Planning a visit to Baltimore and perhaps a cruise? Combine your cruise with a few days visiting Baltimore. Sail out of the Port of Baltimore's cruise terminal, conveniently located off interstate 95. Cruise Maryland offers year round cruising to the Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada/New England and the Caribbean. On your way, you can see the gorgeous Chesapeake Bay, one of the most beautiful and bountiful estuaries in the world! Call your travel agent today to book your cruise. Please do not visit the terminal unless you are taking a cruise. This is not an attraction to go see.
Our Baltimore Harbor Guide Locust Point Map
1. Barracudas Locust Point Tavern
2. Sweet Caroline's Restaurant
3. In Like Flynn Tavern
4. Dessert Fantasies
5. Cruise Maryland
6. Fort McHenry National Monument