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    Fort McHenry

    National Monument and Historic Shrine Maryland

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?

The Wonderful Human Flag

On September 12, 1914, the 100th anniversary of the British attack against Fort McHenry, 6500 local school children cloaked in red, white and blue, formed a giant replica of the Flag, which was appropriately named, “The Wonderful Human Flag.”