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Fort! Flag! Freedom!

June 23, 2016 - August 28, 2016

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Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine
2400 East Fort Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21230


From June 23rd through August 28, Fort McHenry offers "hands on History" seven days a week.

Daily: Help hoist the grand Star-Spangled Banner flag over the ramparts, be a member of the cannon crew or take part in one of the Ranger-led programs.

Wednesdays - Sundays (Plus Saturdays & Sundays through September 11): See the Garrison "On Duty" dressed in uniforms of the soldiers, sailors and civilians who defended Baltimore in 1814, this living history program offers and interactive touchstone to the past.

Fun, Fury, Fife & Drum! Hear the thunderous beat of drums and the shrill of fifes of Fort McHenry's nationally recognized fife and drum corps. Citizens Stand & Young Defenders! Discover how average Baltimoreans contributed to the city's defense against the British and learn about flag making, fashions from 1814, historic cooking and life on the home front. The young and young-at-heart can drill with wooden muskets, help stitch a flag, try on replica uniform, make paper shako or chapeau, or write letters using the same types of quill and ink Francis Scott Key used when he wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner."

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