Francis Scott Key monument
Public Art: Francis Scott Key monument
Sculptor: © Charles Henry Niehaus
Description: This monument is dedicated to Francis
Scott Key (1779-1843) , the man who penned the words to the American anthem, a Star Spangled Banner. The bronze
statue is of the Greek mythological hero of music and poetry, Orpheus.
Date Unveiled:The statue of Orpheus was dedicated on
June 14, 1922.
Location: The Francis Scott monument was first
erected in the middle of the entrance road to the fort but in 1962 it was moved to its current position near the
Armistead monument, Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Maryland,
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Monument: Inside the pedestal is a time capsule that holds historic documents.