Directions and Transportation

Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine is located at 2400 East Fort Avenue, Baltimore MD 21230.

Public Ride Share

The use of motorized scooters inside the park is strictly prohibited. Motorized scooters that are part of a ride share program may not be left for pick up within park boundaries.

Pedal bicycles or electric-assist bicycles that are part of a ride share program are permitted within the park in the designated bicycle areas. Bicycles that are part of a ride-share program may not be left for pick-up within the park boundaries. Visitors are to exit with the bicycles when they leave the park.


Fort McHenry is located within driving distance of three area airports:

  • Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (11 miles)
  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (46 miles)
  • Dulles International Airpor (56 miles)


The park is three miles southeast of the Baltimore Inner Harbor and just off I-95. Follow the brown Fort McHenry directional signs along all major routes to the park. From I-95 northbound, take Exit 55 to Key Highway and follow Fort McHenry signs. From I-95 southbound, as you approach the Fort McHenry Tunnel, move to the toll booths on the far right as you will be exiting immediately after emerging from the tunnel. Take Exit 55 to Key Highway and follow the Fort McHenry signs using Lawrence Street and not Woodall, as your GPS might indicate.

From the Inner Harbor, take Light Street south to Key Highway. Turn left and follow the Fort McHenry signs to Lawrence Street. Turn right on Lawrence Street and then left on Fort Avenue to the park.

The most direct route to Fort McHenry is I-95. Take Exit 55 and drive to the light at Key Highway. Follow the signs to the fort.

At the third light on Key Highway, turn left onto Lawrence Street. Turn left at the next light and Fort Avenue will bring you to Fort McHenry.

Free parking is available at the park. Bus parking is also available.

Public Transportation

A bus stop is located outside of the park main gate. From there, visitors can board Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) buses or the Charm City Circulator Please note that fare is required to ride MTA buses. The Charm City Circulator is free of charge.

Water Transportation

The Baltimore Water Taxi Water transportation is provided to Fort McHenry from various locations around the Inner Harbor. Schedules vary depending on the season. Tickets for the Water Taxi may not be purchased at Fort McHenry. Those arriving by boat may depart by boat - visitors must board elsewhere in the Inner Harbor area to visit Fort McHenry via the Water Taxi.

Last updated: January 26, 2024

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Mailing Address:

2400 East Fort Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21230


410 962-4290 x250

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