Operating Hours & Seasons

Beginning June 8, Fort McHenry NMHS will increase access to its grounds and parking lot for recreational visitors. The Star Fort, visitor center, and restrooms remain closed. Fort McHenry NMHS will not conduct on-site public programs or provide visitor information and services.

Park rangers remain on duty and normal regulations still apply. As services are limited and closed to the public, the National Park Service urges visitors to:
  • follow one-way directional signs to recreate along the sea wall trail;
  • park only in designated areas;
  • pack out everything you bring in;
  • maintain 6 ft (2 m) social distance from others;
  • stay on marked trails; and
  • be prepared for no access the Fort’s visitor center and restrooms. With public health in mind, these facilities remain closed at this time.

The National Park Service (NPS) is working servicewide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and using a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis.

Regular Hours
Park Grounds and Parking Lot
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Star Fort
Visitor Center

Hours of operation are subject to change in the event of inclement weather. Please call ahead or check the Alerts and Conditions page to confirm park hours of operation.

Source: Superintendent's Compendium of Designations, Closures, Permit Requirements and Other Restrictions Imposed Under Discretionary Authority.

Last updated: June 9, 2020

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2400 East Fort Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21230


(410) 962-4290 x250

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