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Fort McHenry Guard Presents Defenders of 1814!

Take a step back in time at the beautiful and historic Fort McHenry.

The Fort McHenry Guard presents Defenders of 1814 at Fort McHenry (2400 E Fort Ave Baltimore). This amazing “hands on history” event is available to check out 5 days a week now until Aug 19.

Here is a schedule of the educational and entertaining events throughout the day:

11 a.m. and 2 p.m. – Musket or cannon demonstrations. Dressed in uniforms of the soldiers, sailors and civilians who defended Baltimore in 1814, this living history program offers an interactive touchstone to the past.

12 p.m. and 3 p.m. – Fife and drum music demonstrations. Hear the thunderous beat of drums and shrill of fifes of Fort McHenry’s nationally recognized fife and drum corps.

11 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Discover how average Baltimoreans contributed to the city’s defense against the British and see fashions from 1814, historic cooking, and a look at life on the home front.


Admission to the historic zone is $15 per adult (ages 16 and over). Children 15 years of age and younger are free. National Parks and Federal Recreational Land Passes are accepted and available at the front desk in the Visitor and Education Center.

For a full list of times and other events happening at Fort McHenry, visit

Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy a family-friendly day while learning about the history of our country.

Tess Abney is a freelance writer who was born and raised in the Quad Cities. She spends most of her time attempting to successfully raise three boys. In her free time, writing is her passion. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.