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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Find Your Park After Dark
Experience over 200 years of Fort McHenry's history through special living history demonstrations and a guided candlelight tour.
National Junior Ranger Day
Have you ever wanted to walk in a park ranger's footsteps? Join us for National Junior Ranger Day!
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!
Join a ranger for a Flag Change or Ranger Talk
Last updated: March 3, 2018