Fees & Passes

Fee Zone
U.S. Fee Area sign.

National Park Service

Entrance Fees

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 daily entrance and Fort McHenry annual passes must be purchased at recreation.gov at this time. America the Beautiful Interagency passes will not be available on site but can be obtained at USGS.gov.



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


Quick description of all the passes sold at the Fort McHenry visitor center.

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: November 22, 2020

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