History & Culture
Fort McHenry Library
Visit the new Fort McHenry Library website for additional historical information.
War of 1812
The Civil War
3. The Pratt Street Riot
2. U.S. Coast Guard Training Station, 1942-1945
2. Discover Fort McHenry - A Walking Tour of the Fort - Although the locations of both the Visitor Center and the Statue of Major Armistead have changed, this walking tour guide is still quite useful.
Ordering the Fort McHenry Videos
"The Battle of Fort McHenry" - The new Visitor Center video is now available in the Gift Shop. Call (410) 625-2330 for additional details.
Did You Know?
Pvt. William Williams, a run-away slave, joined the U.S. Artillery and defended Fort McHenry. He was severely wounded during the battle and died two weeks later.