O! say can you see,...

by the dawn's early light, a large red, white and blue banner? Whose broad stripes and bright stars . . . were so gallantly streaming! over the star-shaped Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore, September 13-14, 1814. The valiant defense of the fort inspired Francis Scott Key to write "The Star-Spangled Banner."

Ranger Talks

Ranger Talks

Join a ranger for a Flag Change or Ranger Talk

History & Culture

History & Culture

From the War of 1812 to present day - discover the people and places that make up Fort McHenry's rich history.

Photos & Multimedia

Photos & Multimedia

View photo galleries, connect on social media, and find additional online resources.

Events Calendar

Events Calendar

Check the calendar for upcoming special events and programs.

Volunteer! Make a difference!

Volunteer! Make a difference!

Volunteer with the National Park Service at Fort McHenry!

Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

Find information on park hours, program schedules, and more.

Kids & Youth

Kids & Youth

Kids can have a great time at Fort McHenry! Find information on field trips, activities, and materials for the classroom.

Last updated: November 24, 2018

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Mailing Address:

2400 East Fort Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21230

Phone:

(410) 962-4290 x250

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