Overview of entrance requirements
All visitors MUST have
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
2023 Fee-free Days
No entrance pass required on these days:
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.
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.
A description of all available passes for visiting National Park sites
A list of all the fee-free days at National Parks all across the country that charge for entrance.
Academic Fee Waiver
Quick information on academic fee waivers and how a school group can get one.
Your Fee Dollars at Work
Information on where entrance fee dollars go and what they are used for in the park service.
Last updated: May 11, 2023