Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

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What's the Star-Spangled Banner Trail?

There Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail traces over 560 miles of land and water routes that commemorate the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake Bay region. It connects the people, places and events that led to the birth of America’s National Anthem.

What is a trail steward?

Students and teachers participate in the Trail Stewards program to learn about their piece of the trail’s history in order to inspire future preservation and conservation of special places in their communities.

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Latest News

3 days ago

Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

#OnThisDay James McHenry was born! Did you know that Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine was named after James McHenry in 1803?James McHenry was born on this day in 1753. In 1803, following five years of construction, Fort McHenry was named after James McHenry. During his lifetime, McHenry represented the state of Maryland in signing the United States Constitution, served in the Continental Congress, worked as a physician, and was the third Secretary of War under presidents George Washington and John Adams.

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4 days ago

Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

There's nothing quite like the first snow of the season, but be safe out there! Please note that Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine and Hampton National Historic Site have closed early today due to the weather.

Hampton closed at 12:00 pm and Fort McHenry will be closing at 12:30 pm.PARK CLOSURE:
Effective: November 15, 2018
Fort McHenry NMHS will be closing at 12:30 pm on November 15, 2018 due to inclement weather. Please check Facebook or www.nps.gov/fomc for updates on when the park will reopen. Thank you.
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3 weeks ago

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