O! say can you see,...

by the dawn's early light, a large red, white and blue banner? Whose broad stripes and bright stars . . . were so gallantly streaming! over the star-shaped Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore, September 13-14, 1814. The valiant defense of the fort inspired Francis Scott Key to write "The Star-Spangled Banner."

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Civil War Fife and Drum Weekend

Civil War Fife & Drum Weekend!

The National Civil War Field Music School on June 27-28 at Fort McHenry! Fifes, Drums and Bugles. Dress Parades, Concerts and Duty Calls performed.

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Ranger Talks

RANGER TALKS!

Join a Ranger for a talk - Flag Change: 10:15 & 5:15, Flag Talk 12:15 & 3:15 Ranger Talk 11:15, 4:15

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Flag Talk

EXPERIENTIAL TOUR

“Broad Stripes and Bright Stars – the Flag Talk” Your group will experience the flag that became a symbol of the city, the state and the nation.

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Key Story

EXPERIENTIAL TOUR

War in the Chesapeake – The “Key” Story! Hear about the unsung heroes of the War of 1812 – Dr. William Beanes, John Skinner, Charles Ball and others.

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LIVE Fort McHenry Web Cam

LIVE Fort McHenry Web Cam

Watch LIVE, the webcam at Fort McHenry. Check out the "Fort View".

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The busses arrive at Fort McHenry.

Group Arrangements

Fort McHenry is a great place for a group visit. Start your planning now for a successful trip.

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