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."

Remembering the Civil War Origins of Memorial Day

Decoration Day at Fort McHenry

On May 27—29, 2017 Fort McHenry will offer special programs focusing on the Civil War origins of Memorial Day.

Flag Day at Fort McHenry!

Flag Day at Fort McHenry!

The Banner and Beyond: Flag Day at Fort McHenry! Join us at Fort McHenry to learn all about the history of the U.S. flag.

Ranger Talks

Ranger Talks

Join a ranger for a Flag Change or Ranger Talk

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2400 East Fort Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21230


(410) 962-4290 x250

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