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. This fee provides the visitor with a 7-day entrance permit to Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine. You must keep your entrance
receipt to re-enter the park in the 7-day time period. 'America the Beautiful' or the Fort McHenry annual passes are alternatives to the above fees. All passes can be purchased or obtained at the Visitor Center Information Desk during normal operating hours.
Frequent visitors to Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine may want to purchase a Fort McHenry Annual Pass. This $45 pass provides entrance to the pass owner and three (3) additional adults.
The pass is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.
InteragencyAnnualPass The $80 Interagency Annual Pass provides entrance or access to pass owner and three (3) accompanying adults at most federal recreation sites across the country. These sites are managed by the U. S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, National Park Service, U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Reclamation. It can be purchased at the Visitor Center Information Desk or online athttps://store.usgs.gov/pass. The pass is valid for 12 months from date of purchase.
The $80 Interagency Senior Pass (for those 62 years of age and older) is a lifetime pass available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The pass is available only in-person at the Visitor Center and from participating Federal recreation sites or offices. A $20 Senior Annual pass is also available. This pass is valid for 12 months from date of purchase. It provides entrance or access to pass owner and three (3) accompanying adults. Proof of age must be presented at time of purchase.
This is a free lifetime pass available to citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. who have been medically determined to have a permanent disability that severely limits one or more major life activities. These activities may include caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, or working. The pass is available only in-person at the Visitor Center and from participating Federal recreation sites or offices. It provides entrance or access to pass owner and three (3) accompanying adults. Proof of disability must be presented or an affidavit can be signed at the Visitor Center Information Desk. The above Interagency Passes replace the Golden Age and Golden Access Passports. These passes will remain valid until they are lost or stolen.
Military Access Pass
This is a free annual pass for current U.S. military members and their dependents with a valid U.S. Department of Defense CAC card or DoD Form 1173 for proof of identification. The pass admits the pass holder and three adult guests.
4th Grade Annual Pass
This is a free pass for U.S. 4th graders including home-schooled and free-choice learners. The pass is valid from September through August of the year that the student is in the 4th grade. The pass admits the pass holder and three adult guests. Students must present a printed voucher to receive their pass. Visit the Every Kid in a Park website for more information and to print a voucher.
Academic Fee Waivers
The Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA), Public Law 108-447, provides the National Park Service statutory authority to allow "outings conducted for non-commercial educational purposes by schools or bona fide educational institutions" to obtain a waiver of park entrance fees. A school or educational institution is defined as one which grants some type of educational credit.
In order to qualify for a waiver, a group must meet all of the following criteria:
Educational and scientific groups must submit proof of official recognition as an accredited institution by a federal, state, or local government entity. Private schools or other scientific institutions may submit documentation of tax-exempt status granted for educational purposes.
The intended trip must relate directly to the educational or scientific purpose of the visit and to the unique features and resources of Fort McHenry. The visit "shall not be primarily for recreation purposes".