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Photo of a cherry blossom at Fort McHenry. Photo by Mitch Eyster.

Cherry Blossoms at Fort McHenry – Pic of the Week

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Recently, Bailey posted about the cherry blossoms here in Washington, D.C. Peak bloom is a special time of year when “70% of the Yoshino Cherry blossoms are open.” I took this opportunity to visit a grove of cherry blossom trees, specifically, at Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland.

Close up photo of a white cherry blossom tree with an American flag in the background, waving over Fort McHenry. There is also a wooden fence behind the tree and around part of the fort.
White cherry blossom at Fort McHenry. Photo by Mitch Eyster.

According to the National Park Services website, “these trees were planted in 1931 by 1,500 Baltimore school children to commemorate the bicentennial anniversary of George Washington’s birth.”

A wide shot of the grove of cherry blossoms at Fort McHenry.
Cherry blossoms at Fort McHenry. Photo by Mitch Eyster.

Many people travel to the nation’s capital each year for the annual Cherry Blossom Festival. If you are unable to make it to D.C. to see the blooms, fear not. While the district might be one of the most famous places in the country to view cherry blossoms, it is certainly not the only place. Many states across the U.S. have groves of cherry blossoms. Have you seen cherry blossoms in your area? Let us know in the comments!

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