A family of flag makers created the gigantic 15-star flag that flew over Fort McHenry during the War of 1812. The house where the family of Mary Pickersgill lived is part of this museum. Visitors have an opportunity see the tiny house where they lived; the "Star Spangled Banner" was stitched in a much larger space nearby. A modern addition, dominated by a glass flag front, the size of that original flag, houses exhibitions on Pickersgill, a small gift shop that stocks flags, an orientation film, and a children's play room with costumes, tea sets, and a play stage. Docents are usually on hand Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday to offer tours throughout the day according to demand.