• The Garrison Flag flies over Fort McHenry.

    Fort McHenry

    National Monument and Historic Shrine Maryland

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The Fort McHenry Experience

Students on board the Living Classrooms boat

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News Release Date: April 14, 2010

April 19 -23, 2010

With support from port-related businesses and the National Park Service, the Friends of Fort McHenry have created an education program that immerses students from selected Baltimore City schools in the history of Fort McHenry.

This program not only inspires a sense of pride in their community among the students, but also connects to their classroom curriculum in several disciplines

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.”