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Participating in the festivities at Fort McHenry
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Baltimore’s Fort McHenry defended the Baltimore harbor during the War of 1812 and is the birthplace of the American national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner,” written by Francis Scott Key.

The Fell's Point Historic District was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1969
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Baltimore’s waterfront neighborhood of Fell’s Point was the second largest point of immigration after Ellis Island.

The first Roman Catholic cathedral built in the United States
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Thousands of Baltimore visitors a year tour the first cathedral in the United States, the 19th century Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which was recently restored.