"Find Your Park" on Saturday, August 6 at 2:00 p.m. by attending one of Baltimore's oldest and continuous military ceremonies held at historic Fort McHenry, the 1814 birthplace of "The Star-Spangled Banner." That tradition, since 1965, has lived on selected summer weekend evenings.
This special traditional closing of the day military tattoo ceremony will feature patriotic music, military pageantry and living history with a concert by the U.S. Navy Band, Drill Team and Color Guard. Following the concert, the U.S. Navy Drill Team will perform their famous split-second timing and precision rifle drill and marching that have dazzled audiences around the world. Their host is the National Park Service's own Fort McHenry Guard, dressed in the uniforms of 1814 providing a unique naval cutlass exercise with fife and drum music from the War of 1812 - ending with a dry-fire cannon demonstration.
The afternoon program concludes with the audience folding the large 30 x 42-foot Star-Spangled Banner Flag. Parking is provided on-site.
Admission to Star Fort: $10 per adult (Children 15 years and under are free). Grounds are free. National Park Passes are honored here.