Opened as a public museum in November 1927, the Flag House is dedicated to preserving the story of Mary Young Pickersgill, craftswoman of the Star-Spangled Banner. At the Flag House, you’ll encounter the historic house furnished to an approximate 1813 appearance, learn about the women in Mary’s household that helped craft the most famous flag to ever fly, and discover how the historic house has acted as a cornerstone of the Jonestown community for more than 220 years.

The Flag House will reopen in a limited capacity to the public on Tuesday, July 7. We are strongly encouraging visitors to purchase tickets in advance through our online ticketing system. Please read an overview of the Museum’s Phased Reopening Plan so you know what to expect before you visit. For more information or to check admission availability call 410.837.1793. 

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We are located on the corner of E. Pratt St. and Albemarle St., just north of Little Italy in the Jonestown neighborhood of Baltimore. Our street address is 844 E. Pratt St.

There is free parking available along Albemarle St. with a permit that can be obtained from the Flag House front desk.


Every effort is made to accommodate visitors with special needs. Due to the age of the historic Flag House, some areas are not accessible to individuals with physical disabilities. The Flag House’s permanent exhibit, Children’s Discovery Gallery, ballroom, public restrooms, and first floor of the Maryland House are wheel-chair accessible. It is necessary to climb stairs to tour the historic Flag House. An audio tour is available to all visitors. A virtual tour of the historic house is available for groups upon request.