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Star-Spangled Spectacular Reception Celebrating Defenders' Day

Join us for the Friends of Fort McHenry's Spectacular Reception for Defenders' Day!

Held on the grounds of Fort McHenry under the big tent, this special feast features mouth-watering fare, signature beverages and luscious desserts provided by Atlantic Catering, Heavy Seas Brewing Company and Atlantic Wines.

We will be honoring Congressman John Sarbanes, recipient of the Francis Scott Key Award for his dedication and passionate support of Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine and the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail.

The ticketed event in the tent benefits the Friends of Fort McHenry's support of education programs, youth employment and preservation.

Anyone may attend - purchase tickets $75 (Adults) | $25 (Youth)

Wander in and out of the tent area to watch the star-studded patriotic concert and the National Park Service’s ceremony honoring the Defenders of Fort McHenry, past and present.

The evening public program features dignitaries, the Six String Soldiers, the U.S. Army Field Band and U.S. Army Drill Team. The 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Presidential Salute Battery will perform and as dusk settles, a symbolic ship-to-shore bombardment will take place concluding with FIREWORKS!!! The Public Program is free.

Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 5:30pm to 9:00pm

Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine 2400 East Fort Ave. Baltimore, MD 21230



General $75, Youth $25,



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