Friends of Fort McHenry

Living Classrooms operates the Friends of Fort McHenry, a group dedicated to preserving the historical legacy of the Fort and inspiring all who visit the “Birthplace of the Star-Spangled Banner” through living history, education programs, and the development of facilities, which interpret and increase access to this rich history. The Friends of Fort McHenry have been instrumental in securing funds for the construction of a new education and visitor center that illustrates the importance of the Fort in defending the United States’ freedom from Britain.  The Friends are also responsible for providing important early job experiences to Baltimore students who are hired as “living history” participants, educating visitors about the Fort’s long and storied history in defense of our nation.The Friends achieve this mission through support from those who value our heritage and the impact that history can have upon our young people. To learn more visit

Click Here to view our Friends of Fort McHenry Advisory Board


The number of school children that have visited the Fort since 2012, thanks to the Friends of Fort McHenry.


The number of Baltimore students Friends has employed since 2014, through our Youth Employment Program.

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2400 E Fort Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21230