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?
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.”