Thing to Do

Baltimore Star-Spangled Tour

A group of visitors holding on to a large Star-Spangled Banner Flag.
A park volunteer delivers a flag talk program.

NPS/Tim Ervin

Take a step back in time, to Baltimore during 1814! The Star-Spangled Baltimore Walking tour offers the opprituinity to tour sites that were vital in America winning the War of 1812. Visit port towns, a fort with the only "historic shrine" designation in the country, and a flag maker's house over 200 years old. While on the histoic trail, find other amenities the city of Baltimore has to offer. To acess the tour, please download the official National Park Service App. The tour will be under the "Self Guided Tours" section in the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail app page. 
Tour duration varies from how much time is spent at each location, traveling. 
This tour is designated as a walking tour, but driving is also a realistic alternative. 
This tour is welcome to all ages, walking and driving tours could change age range
Pets Allowed
Yes with Restrictions
Fees are required to enter the historic zone at Fort Mchenry National Monument and Historic Shrine. 
Fees are requried to tour the Star Spangled Banner Flag House.
Explore the areas of central and south Baltimore. 
Year Round
Accessibility Information
All areas have sidewalk accesibility, tour is 3.5 miles in total. 

Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

Last updated: December 8, 2022