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Park Closure Announced for Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine for Tuesday, August 25 and Wednesday, August 26

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Date: August 24, 2020
Contact: Abbi Wicklein-Bayne, 410-353-2545

BALTIMORE, MD – The National Park Service, in cooperation with local, state and federal law enforcement, public safety and transportation agencies, will implement a park closure as a security measure for a first amendment event.

Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine will be closed on Tuesday, August 25 from 1pm until 11:59 pm, and on Wednesday, August 26.

The closure includes the entirety of the park located at 2400 East Fort Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21230, including Nimitz Street and parts of Wallace Street immediately adjacent north and west of Fort McHenry (in total forty-two acres) stretching from the Patapsco River on the east to Nicholson Street on the west and stretching from the Baltimore Harbor on the north to the Patapsco River on the south. A copy of the record of decision is available upon request.

Last updated: August 26, 2020

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