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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Baltimore’s oldest holiday, which honors the successful defense of the city from British attack and the writing of the National Anthem!
Fort McHenry Photo Contest 2017
Photos must be taken between January 1st, 2017 and August 25th, 2017 and contest entries are accepted from July 14th to August 25th, 2017
FORT! FLAG! FREEDOM!
Experience the daily life of the War of 1812 soldier, sailor and citizen through presentations by the Fort McHenry Guard.
Last updated: August 18, 2017