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Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

2400 East Fort Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA

Fort McHenry, a major site for the Union army during the Civil War, served as a processing location and Civil War prison to thousands of captured Confederate troops. It was the location of the infamous Writ of Habeas Corpus when Confederate troops were detained within the walls of the Fort without trial.


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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. From I-95 southbound, as you approach the Fort McHenry Tunnel, move to the toll booths on the far right as you will be exiting immediately after emerging from the tunnel. Take Exit 55 Key Highway and follow the Fort McHenry signs USING LAWRENCE STREET AND NOT WOODALL, as your GPS or Mapquest might indicate.

Visitor Services

Visitor and Education center, historic fort, museum exhibits, handicapped accessible areas throughout the park, gift shop, guided talks, interactive displays and film.

Regular Events

Flag Change Programs twice daily all year, ranger talks

Plan Your Visit

Admission Fee

Adults $7.00, children (under 16) Free


Park: 9:00AM - 6:00PM, Star Fort: 9:00AM - 5:45PM, Visitor Center 9:00AM - 5:45PM



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