"Find your Park" on July 2 at 2:00 p.m. to celebrate the Fourth of July with the National Park Service at historic Fort McHenry to see the U.S. Army Old Guard from Fort Myer,Virginia perform.
One of our most celebrated events at Fort McHenry will be our best musical and colorful afternoon military ceremony of the summer season! This program features patriotic music, military pageantry and living history! The program begins with a concert by the U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, and Continental Color Guard. Dressed in the uniforms of Washington's Continental Army, the U.S Army old Guard Fife and Drum Corps plays stirring fife and drum music to audiences worldwide.
The U.S. Army "Old Guard" will be joined by the Fort McHenry Guard uniformed as the 1814 Defenders of Baltimore, conducting their own special musket drill and stirring fife and drum music. As an added bonus, the Fort McHenry Guard will perform a special War of 1812 tattoo ceremony!
The highlight of every military tattoo is to honor a special individual with the title "Colonel of the Fort McHenry Guard." Past honorary Colonels have included philanthropists, elected officials, authors and sports heroes. Following the ceremony, visitors will be invited to fold the huge 30 x 42-foot replica flag and hear the sound of the fort's evening gun as "Taps" is played.
Admission to Star Fort: $10 per adult (Children 15 years and under are free). Grounds are free. National Park Passes are honored here. Parking is free.