O say can you see, by the dawn's early light, what so proudly we hailed at the twilights last gleaming...
The valiant defense of Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore in 1814 inspired Francis Scott Key to write the words that became the U.S. National anthem. History comes to life here as you stand "O'er the ramparts", look upon the "Star-Spangled Banner" yourself, and learn about the forts legacy through World War 2.
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Please visit https://www.nps.gov/fomc/planyourvisit/grouparrangements.htm, prior to purchasing your passes. There you will book your visit and recieve all necesary pre-trip information.
Once you are ready to purchase your group passes:
Please select a quantity of 1, for a 7-Day Entry Pass. Within the dropdown window enter the point of contact information, date of trip and number of adults and children.
Entrance is required to enter the Historic Fort. Access to the parking lot, the seawall trail, Visitor Center and movie are free.
The Historic Fort, Visitor center, and restrooms are open daily from 9:00am-4:45pm. The movie will play every 30 minutes from 9:00am -4:00pm.
All visitors 16 years of age and older are required to pay an entrance fee to enter the Historic Fort. Children 15 years of age and younger are free. All valid "America The Beautiful" passes will be accepted for entrance to the Historic Fort. Please be prepared to show your physical pass or Recreation.gov digital pass on your mobile device.
This pass is only valid for entrance fees at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine.
Passes are non-transferrable, non-refundable, not replaceable if lost or stolen, and are void if altered or reproduced.