• 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.

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?

An aerial view of Fort McHenry.

Fort McHenry was built prior to the War of 1812. The fort is named for James McHenry, Secretary of War, 1796-1800.