Visitors to Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine can start their visit before leaving home. Download the new NPS App which is the official app for all 420+ NPS sites. The NPS App will act as your virtual visitor center! You can also see the movie that is usually shown in the visitor center which is available on our multimedia page on our website. The park movie is a good way to become familiar with the park’s history. Virtual tours, self-guided tours, other videos, and photo galleries are also found on the same page on our website.
Kids of all ages can participate in the Junior Ranger program. The Junior Ranger booklet is full of activities that can be completed to earn a Junior Ranger badge. Booklets are available at the Visitor Contact Station.
The park's grounds and parking lot are open daily from 9:00AM - 5:00PM for recreational visitors free of charge. The Visitor Center and gift shop are open daily from 9:00AM - 4:45PM. Park maps, brochures, Junior Ranger books, and passport stamps are available at the tent. Rangers and volunteers will be available to answer questions and provide needed assistance
Entrance Fees to Historic Zone and Star Fort
The historic Star Fort is open daily from 9:00AM-5:45PM. Restrooms are available inside the fort. A fee of $15 is required for visitors, ages 16 years and up to enter the Star Fort. More information can be found on our Fees & Passes page.
Self-Guided and Virtual Tours
There are several virtual and self-guided tour options that allow visitors to view all exhibit areas and have a guided experience via smart device.
All programs are subject to change based on staff availability and weather. Please check with the front desk upon arrival to confirm activities.