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Fort McHenry Battlefield

Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

The birthplace of the Star Spangled Banner, Fort McHenry still stands as it did when "the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air, gave proof through the night that our flag was still there." Beautifully preserved, the fort is now protected by the National Park Service as the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine. Visitors can take a self-guided tour of fortifications, buildings, and artillery ranging from the War of 1812 to World War One. Check in at the park's Visitor Center for information about demonstrations and Ranger talks.

Suggested Itineraries

Fort McHenry Battlefield: What's Nearby

Baltimore, MD
War of 1812  |  Battlefield
Fort McHenry Battlefield
Baltimore, MD
Civil War  |  Fort
Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
Baltimore, MD
Civil War  |  Museum
Baltimore Civil War Museum
Baltimore, MD
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Historic Ships in Baltimore
Baltimore, MD
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Camden Station
Baltimore, MD
Civil War  |  Historical Society
Maryland Historical Society
Baltimore, MD
Civil War  |  Museum
B&O Railroad Museum
Baltimore, MD
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Thomas Viaduct
Elkridge, MD
Civil War  |  Museum
B&O Railroad Museum: Ellicott City Station
Ellicott City, MD
Civil War  |  Museum
Marietta House Museum
Glenn Dale, MD
War of 1812  |  Battlefield
Bladensburg Battlefield
Bladensburg, MD

Preservation

The American Battlefield Trust and our members would like to save land at Fort McHenry Battlefield.

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Related Battles

Baltimore, MD | September 13, 1814
Result: United States Victory
Estimated Casualties
29
United States
28
United Kingdom
1