Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine

Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine Photo
The Fort's successful defense during the Battle of Baltimore in 1814 inspired the writing of "The Star-Spangled Banner." Film, interpretive programs, living history, special events. Part of Maryland's 2020 Year of the Woman. NOTE: Operations may be impacted by COVID-19, please check website for more info.


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2400 E Fort Ave
Baltimore, MD
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  • ADA Accessible
  • Admission/Tickets Required
  • Concessions
  • Family-Friendly
  • Free Parking
  • Group-Friendly
  • On-site Motorcoach Parking
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Student Group-Friendly
  • Weddings
Rated 5 by phvi2617

July 02, 2022


Historic Fort McHenry

Fort McHenry commemorates the War of 1812's Battle of Baltimore as well as the writing of the "Star Spangled Banner." The visitor center has a nice introductory film and a few small exhibits. There...

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Rated 5 by Susan M

June 11, 2022

Susan M

Do not skip the film!

My history teacher daughter and I toured the fort as part of a Chesapeake Bay cruise. The Visitor Center is very nice and I would advise any visitors not to miss the film! It is very informative...

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Rated 5 by michaelannn2016

June 09, 2022


Plan More Time

I had been to Fort McHenry about fifteen years ago and was not planning much time there on a return visit, but I was surprised to see the area has undergone a make-over and now I didn't have enough...

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