Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
12 September 2020 - 13 September 2020
2400 East Fort Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21230
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting orders from the Baltimore City Government restricting large events, we will not be hosting the Star-Spangled Spectacular Reception this year. We look forward to seeing you at the Fort again when it is safe for all. If you’d like to make a contribution to support virtual learning, please visit our Donation page and Designate your gift to ‘Friends of Fort McHenry.’
DEFENDERS’ DAY WEEKEND
The National Park Service, volunteers, Living History Participants along with the U.S. Army Band commemorate the Battle of Baltimore each year with a weekend full with demonstrations, a parade, special talks, educational opportunities and guided walks where visitors experience three major eras of the Fort’s history – the War of 1812, Civil War, and World War I. The weekend is highlighted by a star-studded patriotic concert on Saturday evening by the U.S. Army Band and the National Park Service’s ceremony honoring the Defenders of Fort McHenry, past and present, followed by an incredible fireworks show – free to the public.
STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR RECEPTION
Saturday September – 5:30pm-9:00pm
Join the Friends of Fort McHenry for a private VIP reception to commemorate Defenders’ Day in the shadow of the evening’s public program. Featuring delicious buffet and desserts, delectable refreshments from local beer and wine companies, and front-row seats to the spectacular fireworks show.
SPECTACULAR RECEPTION BENEFITS THE FRIENDS OF FORT MCHENRY IN SUPPORT OF PROGRAMS, EDUCATION, AND PRESERVATION.
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