Where Inspiration Was Sewn

The Star-Spangled Banner Flag House is a National Historic Landmark and historic house museum in Baltimore, Maryland. The Museum preserves the historic 1793 structure and interprets the life of Mary Young Pickersgill, a nineteenth-century female entrepreneur and the craftswoman of the flag which flew over Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore and inspired Francis Scott Key to pen the poem which became the National Anthem in 1931. 

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