• Living Flag

    Fort McHenry

    National Monument and Historic Shrine Maryland


Although Fort McHenry is a National Monument and Historic Shrine, the 42-acre park abounds in small animals and birds. Many visitors enjoy the pleasures of walking the Sea Wall Trail and observing the squirrels, rabbits and birds.

Did You Know?

A prisoner at Fort McHenry.

During the Civil War, Fort McHenry served as a prison for both political and military prisoners of war.