Fort McHenry National Monument And Historic Shrine

2400 East Fort Avenue

Visitors to Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine should begin at the Visitor Center. A short 10-minute orientation film is shown two times per hour: on the hour and half-past the hour throughout the day. Restrooms, exhibits and a gift shop are also located in the building.

Plan to spend about one hour touring the fort - all self-guided. An entire visit usually requires two hours.


Richard McFall

Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017

This is an outstanding 2-3 hour place to visit. Excellent history displays within the fort. Do enter each of the four inside exhibit areas to learn about the way they lived & trained. Extensive grounds to walk around & a good location for pics of the bay or just sit & visit with friends. Definitely do NOT skip the historical movie at the welcome center. I look forward to going back again on my next trip to Baltimore.

Susan Arnett

Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017

Great for walks, just about 1 mile around the entire paved trail and sidewalk. Great views. Lots of folks out for walks, runs, and dog walks. Benches to sit and enjoy the sights. Very well done museum. Public bathrooms that are always clean.

Aaron M

Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017

Not too expensive. It's a great place to bring kids for the afternoon to teach them some American History. There isn't much, but on a nice day it's like a stroll in the park, with cannons and waterfront. Definitely watch the whole movie inside.

Ruthann Staley

Friday, Feb. 17, 2017

Such a thrilling part of our nation's history!! Reasonable price. The video at the visitors center was awesome!! I definitely want to come back!

Jay Vaidya

Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017

American history! A well manicured park surrounding the fort is a pleasant walking or running path. The visitors center has a theater showing an informative movie. Times when they raise or lower the flag are great, with visitors invited to participate in furling or folding the flag.