• Living Flag

    Fort McHenry

    National Monument and Historic Shrine Maryland


Fort McHenry's reptile list includes:

American Toad
Leopard Frog
Snapping Turtle
Painted Turtle
Eastern Box Turtle
Northern Diamondback Terrapin
Red-eared Turtle
Map Turtle
Eastern Garter Snake
Black Rat Snake
Northern Water Snake

Did You Know?

The Wonderful Human Flag

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.”