Fort McHenry is located in Baltimore, Maryland on the Patapsco River. This historical site is most famous for its involvement in the War of 1812 and being the birth place of the “Star Spangled Banner”. This website is dedicated to the research and historical analysis of the fort’s involvement in American history during the Early American Republic.

There are different pages located on the top banner of this home page that will provide information on different aspects of this site. Each page will also contain images and occasionally videos to provide even more context for Fort McHenry’s importance in the Early American Republic.

This video is provided the Smithsonian Channel and provides a quick overview of Fort McHenry’s involvement in the War of 1812 and importance to the United States.

“The Defense of Fort McHenry.” Directed by The Smithsonian Channel, June 12, 2012. Documentary video, 1:38. Accessed November 18, 2020.

Header Image: National Park Service. “Cannon Demonstration”. Accessed November 11, 2020.