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Home > Visit a Gateway > By Event > Defenders' Day - The Star-Spangled Banner Weekend
Defenders' Day - The Star-Spangled Banner Weekend

Friday September 12 - Sunday September 14

A Friday evening ceremonial procession begins at Flag House as the troops march to the Inner Harbor, board sailing boats and return with the 30’x42’ replica flag to Fort McHenry. On Saturday and Sunday, activities include children’s programs, visiting ships, military encampments/demonstrations and a “privateer’s auction” of “captured goods.” Saturday evening’s program, beginning at 6:00 p.m., features a concert. The military units participate in a narrated program (musket firing and tactical movements) detailing the bombardment of Fort McHenry. The evening concludes with fireworks.

Daily Schedule:

09/12 - 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
09/13 - 9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
09/14 - 10:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Sponsoring Gateway: Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

Cost: Daytime fee $5.00 for 17 and over No fees are charged for evening event.

Registration Status: Open

Space Limited: No
 
Location: Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
2400 East Fort Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21230-5393
 
Event Contact: Vince Vaise (410) 962-4290
 


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