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."

U.S. Navy Tattoo Ceremony!

U.S. Navy Tattoo Ceremony!

Come to Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine on August 5, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. for a special U.S.Navy tattoo ceremony!

FORT! FLAG! FREEDOM!

FORT! FLAG! FREEDOM!

Experience the daily life of the War of 1812 soldier, sailor and citizen through presentations by the Fort McHenry Guard.

Ranger Talks

Ranger Talks

Join a ranger for a Flag Change or Ranger Talk

Last updated: July 6, 2017

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Mailing Address:

2400 East Fort Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21230

Phone:

(410) 962-4290 x250

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