Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

Things To Do

Places To Go

The Visitor Center includes an orientation film, exhibits, gift shop and restrooms.

The Museums include the fort, barracks and related structures. The barracks contain several exhibits: The Enlistmen's Quarters; an Electronic Map; uniform and weapons displays; videos; Junior Officers' Quarters; powder magazine; Commanding Officer's Quarters; and the 1814 Guard House.


Star Fort

8 A.M.-4:45 P.M.
Summer Hours (June 2 To September 3, 2007): 8 A.M.-7:45 P.M.


Within 200 yards of the Visitor Center.

Exhibits of historical and military memorabilia, electric battle map, restored barracks, restored flag pole. New exhibits include the Commander's Quarters, Guard House, Powder Magazine, the Enlisted Men's Quarters and "Witness to War."

Available Facilities
Restrooms are located in the Star Fort.

Outdoor Activities

Daily flag change, 9:30 A.M. and 4:20 P.M., weather permitting; interpretive programs; living history (seasonal); star fort and grounds are self-guided tours. Please inquire at the Visitor Center desk for current information.