Fees & Passes

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Entrance Fees & Passes

Entrance Fees- We encourage visitors to buy it online before visiting at www.Recreation.gov


The park’s historic Star Fort is open daily from 9:00AM - 5:45PM. 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 recreation.gov

The entrance fee to the historic area of the park is $15.00 for adults 16 years of age and older; children 15 and younger are free. The entrance fee provides the visitor with a 7-day entrance permit to Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine. It is strongly suggested that visitors print their passes for Fort McHenry or save them on their mobile device prior to visiting. Connectivity onsite is limited.

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.

The park's grounds and parking lot are open daily for recreational visitors (free). Park gates open at 8:00AM and close at 6:00PM. Visitor Center restrooms are open daily from 9:00AM - 5:45PM. The park gift store is open daily 9:00AM - 5:00PM. Exhibit areas in the Visitor Center will remain closed at this time and no public programs will be held.

The following digital park entrance passes are available on recreation.gov:

  • Fort McHenry 7-day pass ($15 - valid for pass holder only)
  • Fort McHenry Annual Pass ($45 - valid for one year from month of purchase)

Other Passes


If you wish to purchase any of the following passes, please visit the USGS store:

  • America the Beautiful Annual Pass
  • America the Beautiful Senior Pass (Annual and Lifetime)
  • America the Beautiful Access Pass


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

 
A park ranger at Fort McHenry giving a program in front of the water battery.

Passes

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.

Kids at Fort McHenry participating in a flag program.

Academic Fee Waiver

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

Kids waving to the camera while participating in a flag talk program.

Your Fee Dollars at Work

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

Last updated: July 18, 2021

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Baltimore, MD 21230

Phone:

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