Fees & Passes

Overview of entrance requirements

All visitors MUST have

Entrance Passes

Annual Entrance - Park

Annual Entrance - Park

The Fort McHenry Annual Pass covers the pass holder plus three adults to enter the Fort McHenry NM & HS Historic Zone for 12 months. The pass is both available at the park visitor center, or a digital version is available on recreation.gov. In order for the pass to work, it must be physically on the passholder with a valid photo ID. To purchase the pass, visit the visitor center desk which is open 9 AM - 4 PM, or 9 AM - 4 PM in the summers.

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine Visitor Center

    Credit/Debit Only

2024 Free Entrance Days in the National Parks

Come experience the national parks! All National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone (other fees may apply). Mark your calendar for these entrance fee-free dates:

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Entrance Fees & Passes

Entry fees can be paid at the park visitor center 9:00 AM-4:00 PM year round, or 9:00 AM-5:00 PM in the summer (Memorial Day-Labor Day). All sales in the park are cashless.

Passes can also be purchased on recreation.gov.

Fort McHenry Historic Zone 7 Day Pass $15

Covers one adult (16 and over) to enter the historic zone of the site (where the historic star-fort structure is).

Fort McHenry Annual Pass $45

A one year pass that gets the pass holder and three adults (16 and up) into the historic zone.

Children (15 and under) are free.

Passes are also available on site in the park visitor center daily from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

Other Passes

All America The Beautiful Passes are available on site, either in the park visitor center, or in the park bookstore. If you already have an America The Beautiful Pass, make sure to have it physically on you with a valid photo ID. Passes cover the pass holder plus three adults.

Information about the 4th Grade Pass, please visit Every Kid Outdoors.


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A description of all available passes for visiting National Park sites

A park ranger at Fort McHenry giving a program in the fort's outer battery.
Fee-Free Days

A list of all the fee-free days at National Parks all across the country that charge for entrance.

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Academic Fee Waiver

Quick information on academic fee waivers and how a school group can get one.

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Your Fee Dollars at Work

Information on where entrance fee dollars go and what they are used for in the park service.

Last updated: November 21, 2023

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