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