Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, Maryland Recreation Area Info & Images

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Directions

The park is three miles southeast of the Baltimore Inner Harbor and just off I-95. Follow the brown Fort McHenry directional signs along all major routes to the park. From I-95 northbound, take Exit 55 Key Highway and follow Fort McHenry signs.

Phone

(410) 962-4290

Campground Reservations

Maryland Campgrounds

Hiking Trails

Maryland Hiking Trails

Related Link(s)

More Maryland Recreation Areas | Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine Official Website | Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine Map

by the dawn’s early light, a large red, white and blue banner? Whose broad stripes and bright stars . . . were so gallantly streaming! over the star-shaped Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore, September 13-14, 1814. The valiant defense of the fort inspired Francis Scott Key to write “The Star-Spangled Banner.”