• The Garrison Flag flies over Fort McHenry.

    Fort McHenry

    National Monument and Historic Shrine Maryland

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  • Reg. Hours Hours: May 24, 2014 - September 1, 2014

    Park: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Star Fort: 9 a.m. - 5:45 p.m. Visitor Center: 9 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.

A New Visitor Center - Track the Progress

The building exterior is nearly complete.
The building exterior is nearing completion.
 

Briefing Statement - Fort McHenry’s 5,700 square-foot visitor center was built in 1964 to accommodate 250,000 visitors annually.

A Star-Spangled Groundbreaking - On April 27th, key elected officials, NPS leaders, architects and construction contractors, poised, shovel ready, to break ground for a new visitor center.

Photo Gallery - View the construction progress of the new Visitor Center.

Did You Know?

The Wonderful Human Flag

On September 12, 1914, the 100th anniversary of the British attack against Fort McHenry, 6500 local school children cloaked in red, white and blue, formed a giant replica of the Flag, which was appropriately named, “The Wonderful Human Flag.”