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Create Transformational 

This Giving Season

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What does Fort McHenry mean to you?

For visitors of all ages, Fort McHenry instills a lifelong connection to and gift of both national and local history as well as the natural beauty of the Chesapeake Region. It is in Friends of Fort McHenry’s mission to facilitate every student in Baltimore City’s visit Fort McHenry at least once during their school career. Since 2012, the Friends have enabled over 20,000 students to visit and connect with the Fort.

Friends is also mission-driven to create innovative & interesting programming that promote the widest possible appreciation for Fort McHenry as a site and the enduring legacy and promise of the Star-Spangled Banner, our National Anthem. 

Will you help us continue this important work and allow us flexibility to provide experiences either  in-person or virtual? 
Do you want to help provide unique job opportunities to Baltimore City Youth with potential pathways to the National Park Service?

Whether you enjoy learning at the park, recreating in the park or more outwardly promoting the enduring legacy and promise of Star-Spangled Banner,
please consider
 supporting Friends of Fort McHenry.

With your support, Friends of Fort McHenry help create educational & transformational experiences at one of our Nation's most treasured National Parks. 

What does your gift mean to us?

It's time to DOUBLE your impact for Fort McHenry and our community!

A generous donor has offered to match all Giving Tuesday donations--
Help us reach our goal of $3,000!


Friends groups, like Friends of Fort McHenry, are important to the effectiveness, operation and success of our National Parks System. Friends of Fort McHenry is proud fo be one of the over 200 philanthropic partners that help support National Parks across the country.

Look what your generous donations and those of our corporate & foundational sponsors help to support in 2021:


Since 2014, Friends of Fort McHenry has supported Living History programming through our Youth Employment Program. This summer, Friends welcomed back 10 youth to offer living history demonstrations 5 days a week for 6 weeks this summer.
Youth are mentored in public speaking, interpretive practices embraced by the National Park Service and receive job readiness training. This year in partnership with Living Classrooms Workforce Development program, our youth also received financial literacy training.


Friends of Fort McHenry created opportunity for over 650 participants to engage with interpretive programming virtually.


Through our partnership with the National Park Service on the series entitled "Baltimore 1841: Insurrection & Consequences".


In partnership with the National Park Service, Friends of Fort McHenry filled 4 internship positions over the year to support Interpretation & Visitor Services at Fort McHenry as well as new research and program development along the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail supported by the Partnership for National Trails System.

Friends supported virtual volunteer meetings, educational sessions, and even fife and drum lessons!

With the generous support of Harris Teeter (Locust Point), Friends fed 100 volunteers at our annual Defenders' Day commemorations.

Give The Gift Of These Transformational Experiences
This Giving Season

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