Place

Sea Wall Trail

Rows of cherry blossom trees in bloom leading down to a river.
Cherry blossoms along the sea wall trail.

NPS/Tim Ervin

Quick Facts

Benches/Seating, Bicycle - Rack, Historical/Interpretive Information/Exhibits, Picnic Table, Scenic View/Photo Spot, Trailhead, Trash/Litter Receptacles, Wheelchair Accessible

The sea wall trail is a mile long loop around the park of Fort McHenry. The trail is a paved path that runs along the Patapsco River for roughly 3/4 of a mile. Visitors who walk the trail will get a scenic glimpse of the tip of the Locust Point peninsula in Baltimore. The trail offers various angles to view the star fort structure as well small glimpses into nature with a wide variety of birds, memorial cherry blossoms, and river wildlife. Visitors will also pass by the large Orpheus statue that was dedicated to Francis Scott Key in the early 20th Century. There is no cost to walk the trail and there are various benches and signage along the way. 

Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

Last updated: March 22, 2021