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    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 »

Support Your Park

Fort McHenry NMHS depends upon a wide variety of support to help meet its mission to protect the historic resources and promote the historic significance now and for future generations. There are many ways you can help - click on the hotlinks for more details!.

Become a volunteer! Volunteering is a fun and exciting way you can contribute to your National Park. Hours are flexible. Many opportunities are available whether helping in visitor services, maintenance or our living history program.

Join the Friends of Fort McHenry. The Friends help raise funds and are instrumental in sponsoring large events such as the Star-Spangled Banner Weekend.

Donate directly. Anyone can give financially to the park. Funds so donated stay here and go towards helping pay for items and services not normally possible due to budget constraints.

Consider full or part time employment. Each year National Parks across the country count on seasonal staff to help with the increased Summer visitation.

Did You Know?

A prisoner at Fort McHenry.

During the Civil War, Fort McHenry served as a prison for both political and military prisoners of war.