• 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 Know Before You Come

Pets are welcome on the fort grounds, but not in the historic area. This area is defined by the wooden fence which surrounds the fort.

Both the Visitor Center and the fort are accessible to wheelchairs. The Accessibility link offers more details.

Did You Know?

Troops assembling on the Fort McHenry parade.

Fort McHenry was garrisoned by Union troops during the Civil War. The fort served as a prison throughout the war.