Fees & Passes

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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.

Purchase Passes

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


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: December 18, 2022

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