Out of the over 400 units in the National Park Service, 112 parks charge an entrance fee. Entrance fees are revenue collected at National Park Service sites and are used to enhance the visitor experience. Funds are used to create and maintain park facilities, preserve and protect natural and cultural resources, and design and update exhibits. At least 80 percent of the money stays in the park where it is collected, and the other 20 percent is used to benefit parks that do not collect fees.
Fee Supported Projects
The fee money that remains within Fort McHenry NM&HS is used for various programs, supplies, and projects that directly impact visitor use. As you visit the park, any of the exhibit spaces you enter in the park visitor center or the Historic Zone have been furnished and designed using recreation fee money.
Last updated: October 10, 2022