• The Garrison Flag flies over Fort McHenry.

    Fort McHenry

    National Monument and Historic Shrine Maryland

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  • Reg. Hours Hours: September 3, 2013 - May 24, 2014

    Park: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Star Fort: 9 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. Visitor Center: 9 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Animals

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?

Pvt. William Williams, U.S. Artillery

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.