• 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.

Outdoor Activities

Outdoor activities include daily flag changes, weather permitting; interpretive programs; living history (seasonal); star fort and grounds, self-guided. Please inquire at the Visitor Center desk for current information.


Daily Program Schedule

9:30 a.m. Flag Change
10:15 a.m. War In The Chesapeake
10:45 a.m. Flag Talk
11:15 a.m. War In The Chesapeake
12:15 p.m. Flag Talk
1:15 p.m. War In The Chesapeake
2:15 p.m. Flag Talk
3:15 p.m. Civil War
4:15 p.m. War In The Chesapeake
5:20 p.m. Flag Change

Flag Change Programs
occur twice daily all year. These are presented at 9:30 a.m. and 5:20 p.m., weather permitting. Help a ranger raise/lower a reproduction of the Star-Spangled Banner flag.

All programs are subject to change - please check with the front desk upon arrival to confirm activities.

Did You Know?

Pvt. William Williams, U.S. Artillery

Pvt. William Williams, a run-away slave, joined the U.S. Artillery and defended Fort McHenry. He was severely wounded during the battle and died two weeks later.