History & Culture

A painting depicting Francis Scott Key watching the bombardment of Fort McHenry

History of Fort McHenry

A comprehensive timeline of Fort McHenry throughout the years from the Revolutionary War to the 21st Century.

A map of the Battle of Baltimore

Battle of Baltimore

Learn about Fort McHenry's role in one of the most pivotal battles and campaigns of the War of 1812!

Historic image of the Star-Spangled Banner flag in 1914.

The Star-Spangled Banner

This link provides more information on the national anthem and the 30x42 garrison flag that inspired the song.

A WWI picture of soldiers, doctors, and nurses at Fort McHenry General Hospital #2.

People

This link provides great detail of individual people and groups of people that have contributed to Fort McHenry's history.

Last updated: March 9, 2022

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