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Preserving the enduring legacy of the Star-Spangled Banner

Star-Spangled Spectacular tickets NOW ON SALE!

Celebrate birth of our nation's Star-Spangled Banner and the successful defense of Fort McHenry and Baltimore from the British invasion in 1814! Join the Friends of Fort McHenry in a private tent in the shadow of the Star Fort for an impressive buffet dinner and drinks.Watch the National Park Service’s annual ceremony honoring the defenders of Fort McHenry, past and present, as you mingle with fellow supporters and friends, as well as living history re-enactors.

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Founded in 1984, the Friends of Fort McHenry is the recognized non-profit fundraising organization for Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine.


Be a Star For the Fort!

By choosing to support the Friends of Fort McHenry through donation, you are becoming an advocate for Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine and make it possible for the Friends to support the National Park Service in their mission and better serve our community at large. 

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