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Fort McHenry
National Monument


This 18th-century brick fort defended Baltimore Harbor during the War of 1812 and is the birthplace of the American national anthem. Park rangers offer visitor programs and special events that highlight the park’s history. Visit the birthplace of “The Star-Spangled Banner!”

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

2400 E. Fort Ave. Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 962-4290