At the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House, you’ll find something quite rare: A fun-filled experience where you and your entire family will become part of one of the most important stories of our nation's history– the sewing of the flag that inspired our National Anthem.

Here, you’ll meet Mary Pickersgill, the spirited woman who made the flag. You'll learn what life was like in the 19th century and your kids can take part in activities that let them experience it for themselves. And you can do it all in a half day, with little strain on your entertainment budget.

Welcome to 1812 – where change is in the air and America is ready.


Mary Pickersgill Award Nomination 2015

The Mary Pickersgill Award for Women’s Leadership In Business was established in 2012 in an effort to celebrate women leaders in the Baltimore community who exemplify the business acumen and charitable work of Mary Young Pickersgill, maker of the Star-Spangled Banner Flag. These women exemplify innovation in their chosen field and have the ability to inspire others through their civic contributions.

Nominations are now open through Friday, November 21st at 4 p.m.

Nominate Here!

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