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    Fort McHenry

    National Monument and Historic Shrine Maryland

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  • Special Operating Hours during the Star-Spangled Spectacular: September 6-16, 2014

    The park will have special operating hours during the Star-Spangled Spectacular: September 6-16, 2014. Please visit this link for more information: More »

  • Road Closures and Mass Transit options during the Star-Spangled Spectacular: September 6-16, 2014

    There will be road closures during the Star-Spangled Spectacular: September 6-16, 2014. Mass transit will be required & all visitors will pass through a security checkpoint prior to entering Fort McHenry. Please visit this link for more information: More »

Event Details

  • 09/13/2013

    Location: Fort McHenry, Federal Hill and Locust Point | Map Time: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Fee Information: Regular Fee Admission Contact Name: Vince Vaise Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 410-962-4290

10–10:30AM: Special Fort McHenry Quarter Launch! The newest quarter in the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters® Program for 2013 features Fort McHenry! Join representatives of Fort McHenry, the Treasurer of the United States, elected officials and students for a traditional "coin pour." Exchange cash for new Fort McHenry quarters in $10 increments, courtesy of M&T Bank.

5:45PM: Flag Ceremony at Federal Hill and Procession down Riverside Avenue. Featuring the hand-stitched "Star-Spangled Banner Flag," visitors are invited to participate in an unrolling ceremony. Living Historians will place a wreath at the General Sam Smith and Major George Armistead monuments. Join the Fort McHenry Guard as they lead a procession to Riverside Park for a fife and drum concert before parading to Fort McHenry.