BNHA Defender's Day

Interpretive Framework

Upholding Independence: Baltimore and the War of 1812

Resource Type

Events/Cultural Resources

2400 E Fort Ave.

Baltimore, Maryland 21230

Each year thousands gather at Fort McHenry to celebrate the U.S. victory in the September 1814 Battle of Baltimore. While September 14 is officially “Defenders’ Day,” the commemoration has grown to a multi-day event with re-enactments and special music presentations.