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Defenders' Day 2019

September 13, 2019 - September 15, 2019

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Contact

Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine
2400 E. Fort Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21230-5393
Directions
Phone:
410-962-4290

Overview

Join us in celebrating Baltimore's oldest holiday as we commemorate Defenders' Day 2019 at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine! All weekend long park staff and partners will offer programs and demonstrations to honor the successful defense of the city from British attack and the writing of 'The Star-Spangled Banner' in 1814. This year visitors will experience three major eras of the fort’s history – the War of 1812, Civil War, and World War I. The weekend will also include flag raisings, fireworks, period music performances, and musket firing. We'll be kicking off the weekend-long celebration on Friday, September 13th at 7:00 pm with a parade through Locust Point. Saturday and Sunday will be packed with special ranger talks that highlight the fort’s history from 1812 to World War I, flag change programs, living history demonstrations, and special performances on Saturday evening by The United States Army Field Band, U.S. Army "Old Guard" Fife and Drum Corps, and the U.S. Army Drill Team, and the Fort McHenry Guard, followed by a spectacular fireworks display!

Event Details

Event Category General Information Neighborhood

  • Free
  • History
  • Kid-friendly
  • Music
  • Sites & Attractions
  • Special Events
  • Admission: Admission to Historic Star Fort $15 per adult 9:00am--4:00pm. Children age 15 and under are free. America the Beautiful Federal Lands Passes accepted. Saturday Evening Event is FREE.
  • Family-friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Locust Point

Amenities

Event Category
  • Free
  • History
  • Kid-friendly
  • Music
  • Sites & Attractions
  • Special Events
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General Information
  • Admission: Admission to Historic Star Fort $15 per adult 9:00am--4:00pm. Children age 15 and under are free. America the Beautiful Federal Lands Passes accepted. Saturday Evening Event is FREE.
  • Family-friendly
  • Free Admission
  • See less
Neighborhood
  • Locust Point
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