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!

Come celebrate our Birthday at Fort McHenry August 25th! Special NPS Junior Ranger Programs, Fifes and Drums, Color Guard, Cannon Firing

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


(410) 962-4290 x250

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