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."

Ranger Talks

Ranger Talks

Join a ranger for a Flag Change or Ranger Talk

History & Culture

History & Culture

From the War of 1812 to present day - discover the people and places that make up Fort McHenry's rich history.

Photos & Multimedia

Photos & Multimedia

View photo galleries, connect on social media, and find additional online resources.

Events Calendar

Events Calendar

Check the calendar for upcoming special events and programs.

War of 1812 Fife and Drum Music Camp

War of 1812 Fife and Drum Music Camp

Fort McHenry Guard cordially invites you to our War of 1812 Fife and Drum Music Camp 2018 at Fort McHenry!

Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

Find information on park hours, program schedules, and more.

Kids & Youth

Kids & Youth

Kids can have a great time at Fort McHenry! Find information on field trips, activities, and materials for the classroom.

Last updated: May 6, 2018

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Mailing Address:

2400 East Fort Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21230

Phone:

(410) 962-4290 x250

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