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September 13 to 15

DEFENDERS DAY AT FORT MCHENRY

The National Park Service, volunteers, Living History Participants along with the U.S. Army Band commemorate the Battle of Baltimore all weekend with demonstrations, a parade, special talks and guided walks.

Experience three major eras of the Fort’s history – the War of 1812, Civil War, and World War I.

FRIDAY (7PM) Parade through Locust Point!

SATURDAY and SUNDAY (9AM-5PM) Large living history experiences, walking tours with Park Rangers and fun activities for the whole family. Regular Admissions Apply.  Learn more here.

SATURDAY (5PM-9PM)~ FREE EVENING CEREMONY

After greetings by city officials and state dignitaries, enjoy a star-studded FREE patriotic evening ceremony featuring the U.S. Army Field Band’s “Six String Soldiers”, The U.S. Army Old Guard Fife & Drum Corps, the U.S. Army Drill Team  and a special musical performance by U.S. Army Field Band.

 

As dusk settles, a symbolic “ship-to-shore bombardment” will take place and the program concludes with the singing of the National Anthem and  a spectacular fireworks display underscored by the U.S. Army Field Band.

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During the Evening Program, join us as we honor

Congressman John Sarbanes

Recipient of the Friends of Fort McHenry's Francis Scott Key Award for his dedication and passionate support of Fort McHenryNational Monument & Historic Shrine and the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail.

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5:30-9:00PM ~ SATURDAY EVENING

STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR RECEPTION

Join us for the Friends of Fort McHenry's annual STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR RECEPTION to celebrate Defenders' Day! At the reception under the big tent, experience the Evening Ceremony nearby while enjoying a delicious buffet from Atlantic Caterers, Ryleigh’s Oysters, Heavy Seas Beer, Key Brewing, Atlantic Wines, and more!

The Star-Spangled Spectacular Reception is a ticketed event

ANYONE MAY ATTEND!

Tickets on Sale - Link Here      Table Sponsorship - Link Here

SPECTACULAR RECEPTION BENEFITS THE FRIENDS OF FORT MCHENRY IN SUPPORT PROGRAMS, EDUCATION AND PRESERVATION.

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Interested in our annual partnerships program? Contact Lisa Hansen, Director, at 410-962-4290 ext. 850 or email.

THANKS TO OUR SUPPORTERS & SPONSORS

COLONEL

Domino Sugar    |    Select Event Group  |  Atlantic Caterers, Inc.

MAJOR

Society of the 1812 Maryland

CAPTAIN

Ports America Chesapeake  |  The Propeller Club of Baltimore

LIEUTENANT

Rukert Terminals Corporation | Gross, Mendelsohn & Associates

Canton Stevedoring | Navy League of the United States, Baltimore Council | Village Management

SPECIAL THANKS TO:

Key Brewing Co | Creative Print Group | Atlantic Wines | Heavy Seas Brewing | Ryleigh's Oyster | GWWO Architects

PARTNERS

Living Classrooms Foundation | National Park Service

PROGRAM PARTNERS

National Park Service, Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

U.S. Army Field Band  Zambelli Fireworks | Friends of Fort McHenry Advisory Board

Fort McHenry Guard Fife & Drum Corps  | Tim Ervin Photography

 

 

Thanks to all who came out for the 6th ANNUAL FORT MCHENRY CRAB FEAST on August 3, 2019

The fabulous and fun event was supported by
Absolutely Perfect Catering, Capital Crab Co, Select Event Group,
Key Brewing Co, Atlantic Wines and the Eastport Oyster Boys
 
 

 

 

 

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