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Francis Scott Key Park

Francis Scott Key Park

“Does not such a country, and such defenders of their country, deserve a song?”

At the western end of M St. overlooking the Potomac River is a small park that’s well-traveled by locals and Georgetown University students, but under-visited by the tourists that come to the District. Many know the name of Francis Scott Key, but few know the story behind the man or his memorial.

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