Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine

2400 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230 Get Directions 
Phone: 410-962-4290

Baltimore City

Central Maryland
Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine
Description
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.
Hours
Daily, 9am-5pm; Summer: 9am-6pm; closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day.
Amenities
ADA Accessible
Admission/Tickets Required
Concessions
Family-Friendly
Free Parking
Pet-Friendly
Weddings

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March 19, 2019
ELIZABETH S
This is a great treat for kids. Learn about the war of 1812, the importance of the port of Baltimore, and how the Fort functioned then and now. Park rangers are great.
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March 13, 2019
Paul S
We started in the Visitors Center and saw the film of the historical battle that took place here in 1814 that led to the lyrics of the US National Anthem. The film was very well done, and gave a...
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March 12, 2019
Flashman181
Did not know too much about the history of the Fort apart from link to Star Spangled Banner. Was fortunate enough to arrive at time of flag raising and it was a memorable experience to be part of...