• 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.

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Friends of Fort McHenry

The Friends of Fort McHenry are dedicated to preserving the historical legacy of the Fort and inspiring all who visit the "Birthplace of the Star Spangled Banner" through living history, educational programs and the development of facilities which interpret and increase access to this rich history for everyone. The organization is also committed to involving the community in the preservation and interpretation so that Fort McHenry is not only a source of national pride but local pride as well.

Did You Know?

Fireworks blasting over Fort McHenry.

Fireworks are featured each year during the Flag Day and Defenders' Day celebrations at Fort McHenry. Evening programs present music, military displays and conclude with the fireworks.