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Can I bring booze to Fort McHenry?

hotel Jul 30, 2010 09:05 AM

Subject says it all. Can I bring a bottle of wine to enjoy at Fort McHenry? I can't seem to find anything about it on the National Park Service website.

  1. hill food Aug 2, 2010 02:59 PM

    people, this is why the Good Lord invented flasks and sippy cups. a friend's mom always kept a bottle labeled "Ernest Lazlo Scalp Treatment" in the glove compartment for exactly this reason.

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    1. re: hill food
      hotel Aug 3, 2010 08:12 AM

      Hill food. This is why I was asking. NOT being allowed wasn't going to stop me. I just wanted to know how much discretion was needed.

      1. re: hotel
        hill food Aug 3, 2010 09:17 PM

        hotel, in my estimation, discretion is never a bad idea until otherwise informed. (god I'm going to hell fast) even if it's legal, one doesn't always want everyone knowing ones business.

    2. alkapal Aug 2, 2010 03:35 AM

      nothing on fort mchenry's site says anything about alcohol -- at least that i could find. i was surprised, too.

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        ivysmom Jul 30, 2010 04:00 PM

        I am fairly certain alcohol is prohibited at National Parks

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        1. re: ivysmom
          hill food Jul 30, 2010 09:58 PM

          unless an approved vendor is selling it, like those kiosks on the Mall.

          1. re: ivysmom
            reiflame Jul 31, 2010 06:54 AM

            Laws vary by national park. Call them to verify.

            Some absolutely do allow alcohol (like Assateague National Seashore).

            1. re: reiflame
              hon Aug 3, 2010 08:35 AM

              Not anymore without buying a permit:

              1. re: hon
                reiflame Aug 3, 2010 11:42 AM

                That's the state park, not the federal one (which, incidently is why you should always camp at the national park!).

            2. re: ivysmom
              rHairing Aug 3, 2010 09:28 PM

              Wolftrap is a national park and we just enjoyed a lovely Viognier with Willy Nelson:) We have brought our own wine to the sculpture garden on jazz Fridays. My point is there is no standard. I'd call and then go from there.

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