Fort McHenry

Local nameFort McHenry
LocationBaltimore, USA

Fort McHenry is a historical American coastal pentagonal bastion fort located in the Locust Point neighborhood of Baltimore, Maryland. It is best known for its role in the War of 1812, when it successfully defended Baltimore Harbor from an attack by the British navy from the Chesapeake Bay on September 13–14, 1814. It was first built in 1798 and was used continuously by the U.S. armed forces through World War I and by the Coast Guard in World War II. It was designated a national park in 1925, and in 1939 was redesignated a "National Monument and Historic Shrine".

During the War of 1812 an American storm flag, 17 by 25 feet, was flown over Fort McHenry during the bombardment. It was replaced early on the morning of September 14, 1814 with a larger American garrison flag, 30 by 42 feet. The larger flag signaled American victory over the British in the Battle of Baltimore.

Tags National MonumentStrolling AreaFortHistorical
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Opening hours

Memorial Day - Labor Day:
Park: 9 am - 6 pm
Star Fort: 9 am - 5:45 pm
Visitor Center: 9 am - 5:45 pm

Regular Hours:
Park: 9 am - 5 pm
Star Fort: 9 am - 4:45 pm
Visitor Center: 9 am - 4:45 pm

Closed on Jan 1, Thanksgiving Day and Dec 25.


Adults (16+): $10
Children (15 and younger): free

More information and contact


Official Website

Page on National Park Service website

Phone +1 410 962 4290

Address East Fort Avenue 2400, 21230 Baltimore, MD

Coordinates 39°15'47.71" N -76°34'47.79" E

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