Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

Just For Kids

Be A Junior Ranger

The Junior Ranger program is provided for families with young visitors (ages 8-14) who wish to explore and learn about Fort McHenry. Parents are encouraged to assist their youngsters with gathering the answers to various questions about the fort's history. Begin at the Visitor Center by watching the film, "The Defense of Fort McHenry." Afterwards, explore the Visitor Center, Star Fort and grounds. After completing the Activity Worksheet, youngsters earn a Junior Ranger certificate and badge.

Other Resources

America's Smithsonian, 150th Anniversary - A History of the Star-Spangled Banner

Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association

Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network

Greater Baltimore History Alliance

Hancock's Resolution

Listen to the National Anthem, as sung by Albie Powell, U.S. Army Band, at the Presidential Inauguration in January 1989.

Maryland Historical Society

National Aquarium in Baltimore

National Register of Historic Places - Baltimore

The Society of the War of 1812 in the State of Maryland

The U.S. Flag Page

Todd's Inheritance Historic Site