Operating Hours & Seasons

Visitor Center at Fort McHenry
Visitor and Education Center at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

Hours of opening for the many sites along the trail vary widely by location and season. Contact sites or attractions directly, as operating hours vary widely.

The trail's premiere orientation and visitor center is located at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Baltimore, Maryland. Operating hours for the fort are as follows:

Summer Season:

The Park: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Star Fort: 9:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Visitor Center: 9:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Spring, Fall, and Winter Seasons:

The Park: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Star Fort: 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Visitor Center: 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine is closed on Thanksgiving Day, December 25, and January 1.

Last updated: May 29, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

2400 East Fort Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21230

Phone:

410.962.4290

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