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Best Museums in the U.S.

America has many of the world’s greatest museums, some of which are free.

09/25/2014

Vice President Joe Biden. (credit: THANASSIS STAVRAKIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Vice President Biden to Visit Fort McHenry

O say can you sneak a peek of the vice president of the United States? If you’re in Baltimore, the answer could be yes.

09/13/2014

The original  "Star-Spangled  Banner" is now on display at Ft. McHenry. (Photo Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Original Manuscript of ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ on Display in Baltimore

The 200-year-old manuscript of the “Star-Spangled Banner” is now on display at the site that inspired the song’s famous lyrics.

09/11/2014

Star Spangled Banner, National Museum of American History (Credit, Randy Yagi)

5 Things to Know About ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’

This week marks the 200th anniversary of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” and Baltimore is pulling out all the stops: massive fireworks displays, historical reenactments and live performances all over the city’s Inner Harbor.

09/11/2014

Star Spangled Banner, National Museum of American History (Credit, Randy Yagi)

Smithsonian Toasts Star-Spangled Past With Flag-Inspired Drinks

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner this week with cocktails and a toast to history.

09/08/2014

The Pride of Baltimore II, a reproduction privateer from the War of 1812 era. (John Domen/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Tall Ships, Blue Angels & More: Celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner

Wednesday marks the beginning of the star-spangled spectacular in Baltimore, celebrating the 200th anniversary of our National Anthem.

09/07/2014

Star Spangled Banner, National Museum of American History (Credit, Randy Yagi)

Star-Spangled Banner Replica to Be On View In D.C.

A re-creation of the star-spangled banner will be unfurled near the White House to mark 200 years since the home was burned by the British during the War of 1812.

08/24/2014

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Your City Guide to Washington, D.C.

Refer to this guide to the best dining, lodging and attractions in Washington D.C.

08/19/2014

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Baltimore Gears Up for Star-Spangled Spectacular

Tall ships, a Blue Angels air show and musical performances will be among the highlights of a weeklong celebration of the 200th anniversary of writing of the Star-Spangled Banner.

08/12/2014

Fashion designer Ralph Lauren (right) is congratulated by Smithsonian Secretary Wayne Clough (left) and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after Lauren was presented with the James Smithson Bicentennial Medal on June 17, 2014 at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Smithsonian Honors Ralph Lauren For Fashion, Flag

Ralph Lauren’s love for the American flag and American style earned him high honors Tuesday from the Smithsonian Institution, celebrating his five decades in fashion.

06/17/2014

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