(Water Taxi Landing open April 1 through September 30 – see schedule for hours)
Fort McHenry will forever keep Baltimore on the map as one of the nation’s most historically significant cities. It was here, nearly 200 years ago, that our national anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner, was penned by Francis Scott Key as he witnessed the Battle of Baltimore during the War of 1812. Today, the park has the same commanding view of the Patapsco River as it did back in 1814.
Visitors can take a paid tour of the museum and barracks, explore the new Visitor’s Center and watch the brand new movie about the fort’s history, or appreciate the quiet solitude and nearly 360-degree panoramic view of the greater Baltimore area freely provided on the outer grounds of this historic fort.
Please Note: The National Park Service does not allow us to take originating passengers from the Fort, so you cannot park your car at Fort McHenry and then get on the Water Taxi. You must have ridden the boat to the Fort in order to re-board there. We do not sell One Way tickets to Fort McHenry.
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