While your group is touring Baltimore, you should consider checking out the Flag House Museum. The location was constructed in 1793. Visitors will learn about Mary Pickersgill who was a spirited woman that made the flag. Group members will also have the opportunity to check out interesting exhibits on display. You will also learn about what life was like during the 19th century.
The exhibits at the Flag House Museum are entertaining and informative. One of the exhibit areas is the Permanent Exhibition Gallery. The gallery has a variety of artifacts that are from the era of the 19th century. Group members will have the opportunity to see the interior of the Flag House. You can look at furnishings from that particular time period as part of the experience. The house is arranged in the same way as Pickersgill and her family would have seen it in the 19th century. Many of the objects in the house were once possessions of the Pickersgill family. Guests will also explore aspects of business and daily life by interacting with a number of sights and sounds from the year of 1812.
The gallery also has an interesting exhibit known as Preserv’d Us A Nation. This exhibit highlights the brave defense of Baltimore’s ordinary citizens during the War of 1812. At the exhibition group members can check out a fragment of the Star-Spangled Banner flag, a drum used by an American soldier during the bombardment of Fort McHenry and much more. Another fascinating exhibit is known as the Family of Flag-makers: The Women Who Created the Star-Spangled Banner. The exhibit focuses on the life of Mary Pickersgill, her family, household and neighborhood.