Education Curriculum
16 new lesson plans for grades 4-8


Limited Edition Flags to Commemorate the Bicentennial!

Proceeds support the Friends of Fort McHenry

Grants Awarded for a Virtual Resource Center
Maryland Heritage Areas Authority and Chesapeake Bay Gateways award grants


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Ways to Give

SUPPORT A GREAT CAUSE! Contributions help support the implementation of educational programming and living history activities, interpretive activities, exhibits and visitor facilities that help preserve and promote Fort McHenry and the legacy of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” our National Anthem.

Your financial support will enable the Friends of Fort McHenry to continue providing educational and special event public programming here, at Fort McHenry the birthplace of "The Star-Spangled Banner," our national anthem.


You can help our mission by making a tax-deductible contribution - a donation of any size will be tremendously beneficial. Donations are tax-deductible. You may also make a contribution by becoming a member, which are also tax-deductible, less $5 for materials.


Join the Friends of Fort McHenry to enjoy the benefits of membership and the satisfaction of honoring, preserving and celebrating one of America’s most important historic treasures.


The Friends of Fort McHenry support Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine by raising funds for specific programs and projects, volunteering, and raising public awareness of the Fort and its activities. 

By law, national parks cannot solicit donations, although they can accept them.  In addition, park officials are prohibited from advocating for legislation or funding from elected officials.  As the recognized Friends organization of Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, the Friends are an important advocate for Fort McHenry, letting our elected officials and others know how important the park is to our nation and state.  We are proud to have been instrumental in obtaining the funds and public support necessary for the construction of the Fort's new Visitor and Education Center.

Please be as generous as you can. A donation of $200 would have a tremendous impact toward our 200 for the 200th Education Goals and to help ensure that those who visit this important national treasure will continue to be inspired by the “Birthplace of the Star-Spangled Banner!














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