Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine? Fort McHenry is located in Baltimore, Maryland. Click for directions.
How long should I plan for my visit? A visit usually takes two hours.
Are pets permitted in the park? Pets must be leashed and attended or otherwise physically restrained at all times. Pets are allowed on the park grounds except the historic area (the fenced area around the fort).
How much does it cost to visit the park? There is no charge for using the park grounds, picnicking or parking. There is a charge for visiting the historic area (the Star Fort). Click Entrance Fees for more details.
Did You Know?
Fort McHenry was built prior to the War of 1812. The fort is named for James McHenry, Secretary of War, 1796-1800.