Visit for Two or One-Year Family Membership at Star-Spangled Banner Flag House (Up to 62% Off)

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To be considered a historical landmark, buildings must be at least 50 years old and contain at least one Founding Father's skeleton. Feel history in your bones with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $8 for two admissions and $5 worth of gift-shop purchases (up to a $21 value)
  • $20 for a one-year family membership (a $40 value)

Along with admission to the house, pairs of guests receive $5 to spend on trinkets such as crab mallets ($4) or reproduced historic coins ($15) at the gift shop. Admission is free for children aged 6 and younger.

Membership benefits for each family member include year-round free admission to the house and its special exhibitions, invitations to members-only events, and discounts on tours, events, and gift-shop purchases.

Star-Spangled Banner Flag House

Inside the 1793-built Star-Spangled Banner Flag House, originally owned by the Young-Pickersgill family, figures donning period dress bring the household to life. Mary Pickersgill, maker of the Star-Spangled Banner Flag, is among the historical figures portrayed. Mary and her family—including her mother, Rebecca Young, and her apprentice, Grace Wisher—describe life in the 19th century and how Mary stitched the flag that inspired Francis Scott Key's poem and the national anthem.

After exploring the house on 30- to 40-minute self-guided or docent-led tours, guests can learn about America's defense of the Chesapeake Bay against the British navy, which culminated in the battle that inspired Key's verse. The first floor's permanent exhibition gallery focuses on that defense with artifacts such as a drum used by an American soldier during the bombardment of Ft. McHenry. Kid attendees, meanwhile, can head over to the Discovery Gallery to whip up a pretend meal at a replica of the Flag House kitchen or design their own flag to string up on the gallery's flagpole.

Reviews

The Flag House is a lovely piece of history that every American should experience.

13liberty, Trip Advisor, 9/9/12

A hidden gem in Baltimore.

Jason McDonald, Google+ Local, 11 months ago

In a Nutshell

Actors in period dress and 19th century objects populate the home where Mary Pickersgill stitched the flag that inspired the national anthem

The Fine Print

Expires 180 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Experiences that expand cultural awareness, such as museums, tours, and literature