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July 4, 2023
10:00 am
5:00 pm

Fourth of July at Fort McHenry

10 a.m. “Raise the Colors!” – Join a park ranger and kickoff Independence Day by hoisting the grand “Star-Spangled Banner” flag o’er the ramparts!  

Location: Star Fort

11 a.m. Battle of Baltimore – The attack on Fort McHenry was but one aspect of the Battle of Baltimore. Learn about other phases of the battle and the War of 1812 that Francis Scott Key did not see. This program discusses the battle of North Point, the bombardment of Fort McHenry and places them in the context of the broader Chesapeake campaign.

Location: Chesapeake Map  

12 p.m. “Stirring Fife and Thunder of the Drum” – Join the Fort McHenry Guard Fife and Drum Corps as they perform a fife and drum in the Star Fort.

2 p.m. “Celebrating the Glorious Fourth”  – How did they celebrate July 4th in the early Republic?  The living history team will present live music, musket and cannon demonstrations. Join a park ranger for a special reading of the Declaration of Independence!

5 p.m. – Evening Flag Change – Assist in the evening flag change.

Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine and Hampton National Historic Site


2400 E. Fort Ave.
Baltimore, 21230

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