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."
Memorial Day Activities
MONDAY, MAY 27, 10:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. — Join National Park Service Rangers for a daylong program of Memorial Day observances.Read More
Long May It Wave
The Friends of Fort McHenry present a national curriculum on the War of 1812 and Fort McHenry for grades 4 through 8.Read More
US Navy Tattoo and 1812 Living History Weekend
Saturday, June 1, 2013, 6pm - 8pm our first Tattoo of the year featuring the United States Navy. Fort McHenry Guard Living History Weekend June 1 & 2Read More
Fort McHenry Guard - Defenders Return to the Fort!
SUMMER WEEKENDS - BEGINNING JUNE 1-2, 11:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. — Drills, barracks activities, artillery and musket firing demonstrations.Read More
War of 1812 Fife and Drum Camp June 2013
Registration now posted for War of 1812 Fife and Drum Camp, due by May 31, 2013. Students instructed in 1812 era Fife and Drum music and more!Read More
HOLD THE FORT!
A game of survival, strategy & nerve in the War of 1812! Try your skill and Hold the Fort!Read More
Cast Your Vote!
It is May 1812. America is on the brink of war. What do you think of the issues — and the decision to go to war?Read More
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Fort McHenry is a great place for a group visit. Start your planning now for a successful trip.Read More
Did You Know?
Each May, 3,500 to 4,500 school children create the "Living American Flag" at Fort McHenry. The program is sponsored by The American Flag Foundation, Inc. More...