Francis Scott Key Memorial Park, Washington DC

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#29 of 38 in Parks in Washington DC
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  • Small park in memory of Francis Scott Key (1779-1843), lawyer and amateur poet who wrote the poem "The Star Spangled Banner" (the Star Spangled Banner) in 1814 (during the war Anglo-American; 1812-1815), which officially became the American national anthem 1931. located on the heights of Georgetown near the Key Bridge and the residence of F.S. Key, this abundantly blooming Park offers a nice view of the Potomac. A bust in bronze of F.S. Key, directed by the sculptress Betty Mailhouse Dunston adorns the Park and a replica of the ornamented banner of 15 stars floating above fort McHenry when the Royal Navy bombarded him unsuccessfully on September 13, 1814. A park of high symbolic and historical value for the United States.
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  • This is a small, bt well kept park that can be easily overlooked if you're not paying close attention. There is some information, and a small bust of Key in the park. Can be seen in 5 minutes or less ...  more »
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  • A quaint little spot in Georgetown great for meeting up before hitting the shopping or bars/restaurants. Also a quick walk from Rosslyn.
  • The Francis Scott Key Bridge, more commonly known as the Key Bridge, is a six-lane reinforced concrete arch bridge conveying U.S. Route 29 (US 29) traffic across the Potomac River between the Rosslyn neighborhood of Arlington County, Virginia, and the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Completed in 1923, it is Washington's oldest surviving road bridge across the Potomac River. Coordinates:38°54′8″N 77°4′13″W Architect: Nathan C. Wyeth Max C. Tyler Architectural style: Classical Revival arch The bridge is 518.5 meters (1,701 ft) long.
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