Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine is a pet-friendly park. Visitors are welcome to bring their pets to certain areas of the park, but please be mindful of the following regulations and limitations:
These regulations and laws exist to keep pets, visitors, and park resources safe. There are no exceptions to the regulations for carried pets (in arms, carriers, strollers, backpacks, etc.) in restricted areas of the park. For more information, please consult the Superintendent's Compendium.
Qualified service animals assisting visitors with disabilities are permitted throughout the park and in all park facilities, including the Historic Zone and Visitor and Education Center. However, they must be on a leash.
Volunteer OpportunitiesWe are excited to offer a unique volunteer opportunity for dog walkers who want to help preserve, protect, and interpret the history and resources of the birthplace of 'The Star-Spangled Banner.' The Fort McHenry Paw Patrol is a group of volunteers and their four-legged friends who patrol the park and demonstrate good canine behavior to other visitors. Find your BARK and join the Paw Patrol today!
Last updated: October 21, 2019