Basic Information

2400 East Fort Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21230

Plane The park is located within ten miles of Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. Car The park is three miles southeast of the Baltimore Inner Harbor and just off I-95. Follow the brown Fort McHenry directional signs along all major routes to the park. From I-95 northbound, take Exit 55 Key Highway and follow Fort McHenry signs. From I-95 southbound, as you approach the Fort McHenry Tunnel, move to the toll booths on the far right as you will be exiting immediate

Fort McHenry

Regular Hours Park: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Star Fort: 9 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. Visitor Center: 9 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. Closed: Thanksgiving Day, December 25 and January 1.

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Temperatures can be extremely hot May - August and extremely cold and windy November - April. Fall and Spring can be very pleasant.

Entrance Fees:

Entrance Fee Per Person - $10.00

The entrance fee to the historic area of the park is $10.00 for adults 16 years of age and older; children 15 and younger are free.

Entrance Passes:

Senior Passes - $80.00

Senior Pass is $80.00

Star Spangled Banner

Visitors to Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine should begin at the Visitor Center. A short 10-minute orientation film is shown two times per hour: on the hour and half-past the hour throughout the day. Restrooms, exhibits and a gift shop are also located in the building.

Plan to spend about one hour touring the fort - all self-guided. An entire visit usually requires two hours.

Special Events include: twilight tattoo ceremonies; Living American Flag; National Flag Day; a concert series; Civil War Weekend; and Defenders' Day - The Star-Spangled Banner Weekend. Check the Calendar for dates and times.

The summer months include daily ranger talks and weekend living history in the fort. The Fort McHenry Guard performs drill, musket and artillery demonstrations.

The links on this page will assist you further in planning your visit.

Join us and explore The Birthplace of the American National Anthem!

Last updated: March 10, 2016

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

2400 East Fort Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21230


(410) 962-4290 x250

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