Fort McHenry
National Monument and Historic Shrine Maryland


The park calendar of events offers a listing of special events and programs. A schedule of daily programs can be found here.

Please note that all programs and special events are subject to change due to inclement weather, staff availability, and adjusted park hours of operation.

The park's historic Star Fort is open daily, 9:00AM - 4:45PM. Fee collection for access to the historic fort has resumed. Visitors are encouraged to purchase the 7-day entrance fee pass online prior to visiting at

The park's grounds and parking lot are open daily for recreational visitors (free). Park gates open at 9:00AM and close at 5:00PM. Visitor Center restrooms are open daily 9:00AM - 4:45PM. The Visitor Center gift shop is open daily 9:00AM - 4:45PM.

We are now able to sell some passes in our gift shop. Passes available for purchase are America the Beautiful Annual pass, Fort McHenry Annual Pass, and the 7-day park entry pass. All other passes must still be ordered online at USGS Store. More information can be found on our Fees & Passes page.

Exhibit areas in the Visitor Center will remain closed at this time and no public programs will be held.

ALL visitors, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear masks inside all park buildings, including the historic fort. Disposable masks are available from a Ranger upon request.

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Last updated: September 16, 2021

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2400 East Fort Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21230


(410) 962-4290 x250

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