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 Fort McHenry annual Passes are alternatives to the above fees. All passes can be purchased or obtained at the Visitor Center Information Desk between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm or between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day.
Park Annual Pass
Interagency Annual Pass
The above Interagency Passes replace the Golden Age and Golden Access Passports. These passes will remain valid until they are lost or stolen.
Any group entering the park in a bus will be charged the regular fee of $15.00 for any adult on board. Fort McHenry is a per person fee charging park.
Academic Fee Waivers
The Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA), Public Law108-447, 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
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".
How to apply:
Complete the Application For Waiver of Fees For Educational Study form and e-mail it, along with the criteria listed above to: GroupArrangements
The application and documentation must be received at least two weeks in advance of your visit.
Call 410-962-4290, extension 243 for additional information.
Last updated: August 6, 2018