• Living Flag

    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 »

Things To Do

Fort McHenry offers many things to do. Places to go include the Visitor Center with a video and exhibits, followed by a walk to the fort and many more exhibits. Outdoor activities feature daily flag programs, weather permitting. Kids can work on the Junior Ranger and earn a badge and certificate. The Schedule of Events is always full of activities each year. Nearby attractions are numerous in the Baltimore metro area.

Daily Program Schedule

9:30 a.m. Flag Change
10:00 a.m. Flag Talk
10:30 a.m. Flag Talk
11:00 a.m. Ranger Talk
1:30 p.m. Flag Talk
2:00 p.m. Ranger Talk
3:00 p.m. Ranger Talk
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?

The honorary colonel reviews the troops.

Each Fort McHenry Tattoo honors a distinguished person from the area, bestowing upon that individual the title "Honorary Colonel of the Fort McHenry Guard."