Effective June 1, 2018 the entrance fee to Fort McHenry will be $15.00 per person for anyone 16 years of age and older. Visitors 15 years of age or younger are always free. The annual Fort McHenry-specific park pass will cost $45.00, but still covers the entrance fee for the card holder and up to three additional adults. As always, interagency passes will continue to be accepted. For more information please visit our Fees & Passes page.
Visitors to Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine can start their visit before leaving home. Download the new NPS App which is the official app for all 420+ NPS sites. The NPS App will act as your virtual visitor center! You can also see the movie that is usually shown in the visitor center which is available on our multimedia page on our website and is a good way to become familiar with the park’s history. Virtual tours, self-guided tours, other videos, and photo galleries are also found on the same page on our website.
Plan to spend about one hour touring the fort - all self-guided. An entire visit usually requires two hours.
Special Events include: Defenders' Day, military twilight ceremonies, seasonal living history programs, and special ranger programs on certain holidays. Check the Calendar for dates and times..
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Last updated: May 20, 2021