Fort McHenry National Monument

Historical Site
(410) 962-4290

While taking cover in Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore in 1814, Francis Scott Key composed what is arguably the nation’s most famous poem, “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Every year on the Fourth of July, Fort McHenry hosts a reenactment of the Battle of Baltimore along with a fireworks display. As a National Monument, Fort McHenry is also open year-round for educational tours.

2400 East Fort Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21230-5393