U.S. Marines to "Invade" Fort McHenry for War of 1812 Marine Corps Weekend!
Fort McHenry is literally "calling in the Marines" as part of the War of 1812 Bicentennial effort.During the weekend of July 27 and 28 the United States Marine Corps Historical Company will garrison Fort McHenry highlighting the role of the USMC during the War of 1812.Special displays, uniforms, cannon-firing and living history dramatically showcase the fighting spirit of the USMC during the Age of Sail. Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 9-3.
Special Highlight!Saturday afternoon dress parade and review! 3:00 p.m.
Join the Marine Corps Historical Company and the Fort McHenry Guard for a military review in the historic fort. The dress parade begins with a lively fife and drum concert followed by drill by the United States Marine Corps Historical Company.Following the review the Fort McHenry Guard will conduct an artillery exercise on the parade ground – demonstrating the loading and firing of the six-pound field piece.The ceremony concludes with the "tattoo" or "lights out" ceremony as it was performed in 1814.
9:30- Raising of the great garrison flag over the fort!All 30 x 42-feet!
10:30 – Ranger program "War in the Chesapeake!"
11:00 – Fort McHenry Guard takes the field in the Star Fort – Drill and exercise
1:00 -USMC Cannon-firing demonstration
2:00 --USMC Cannon firing demonstration
3:00 -Grand parade drill and ceremony in Star Fort
4:00 -Ranger program "War in the Chesapeake!"
4:30 – Flag lowering ceremony (Star Fort)