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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

  • 09/07/2012

    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.