O! say can you see,...

by the dawn's early light, a large red, white and blue banner? Whose broad stripes and bright stars . . . were so gallantly streaming! over the star-shaped Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore, September 13-14, 1814. The valiant defense of the fort inspired Francis Scott Key to write "The Star-Spangled Banner."

National Park Service 100th Birthday!

National Park Service 100th Birthday!

On-going centennial celebrations at Fort McHenry through 2016!

Ranger Talks

Ranger Talks

Join a ranger for a Flag Change, Flag Talk, Ranger Talk

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Mailing Address:

2400 East Fort Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21230

Phone:

(410) 962-4290 x250

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