If you are planning to bring a group to visit Fort McHenry, please read the information in all 4 sections below.
Pre-payments for group reservations can be done through recreation.gov by selecting a single 7-Day Entry Pass and adding total number of adults and children. Academic fee waivers can only be turned in by the academic institution that is visiting the site.
If you represent a commercial tour business and are coordinating directly with the park to facilitate the visit, you cannot turn in the Academic Fee Waiver on their behalf. Instead, you must have a Commercial Use Authorization on file at the park prior to your arrival. Please see the Permits and Commercial Use Authorization page for more information.
Once group leaders have reviewed all of the sections below they can fill out an online form to let the park know they will be coming.
Upon Arrival: When groups arrive on site, the groups should wait outside the visitor center, only the group leader should enter the building. Only after the group leader has talked to the park ranger at the front desk and figured out a plan on how to split up groups entering the visitor center and pay their entrance fee should the group begin entering the building.