History & Culture

An artistic postcard of the inside of Fort McHenry facing the sally port.

History of Fort McHenry

A comprehensive timeline of Fort McHenry throughout the years from the Revolutionary War to the 21st Century.

An artistic depiction of the defense of Fort McHenry showing the British bombing the fort.

Battle of Baltimore

This link provides more information of the most pivotal event of the War of 1812, centered around the Chesapeake Campaign.

A postcard of Fort McHenry visitors in the outer battery.

The Star-Spangled Banner

This link provides more information on the national anthem and the 30x42 garrison flag that inspired the song.

A WWI picture of soldiers, doctors, and nurses at Fort McHenry General Hospital #2.


This link provides great detail of individual people and groups of people that have contributed to Fort McHenry's history.

Last updated: November 15, 2020

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