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.
For Group Reservations
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. Then email FOMC_Groups@nps.gov so that we can place you on our calendar.
The historic fort and restrooms are open daily. Visitor Center museum, and movie remain closed and there are no public programs or flag changes.
This pass is only valid for entrance fees at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine.
All visitors 16 years of age and older are required to pay an entrance fee at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine. All valid "America The Beautiful" passes will be accepted for entrance to the fort. Please be prepared to show your physical pass or digital pass on your mobile device when entering the Historic area.
Passes are non-transferrable, non-refundable, not replaceable if lost or stolen, and are void if altered or reproduced.