• 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?

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.