• The Garrison Flag flies over Fort McHenry.

    Fort McHenry

    National Monument and Historic Shrine Maryland

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  • Reg. Hours Hours: May 24, 2014 - September 1, 2014

    Park: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Star Fort: 9 a.m. - 5:45 p.m. Visitor Center: 9 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Event Details

  • 09/07/2012

    Location: Federal Hill | Map Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Fee Information: No Fee Contact Name: Vince Vaise Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 410-962-4290

This three-day encampment and extravaganza is celebrated with over 100 War of 1812 reenactors, parades, military bands, fireworks, a symbolic ship-to-shore bombardment and much more! The Star-Spangled Banner Weekend honors Defenders' Day, Baltimore's oldest holiday commemorating the bombardment of Fort McHenry and the writing of "The Star-Spangled Banner!"  Events begin with a Friday evening salute from Federal Hill with muskets and cannon!  After the ceremony the reenactors will board sailing boats and return with the 30'x42' replica flag to Fort McHenry.