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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Teachers

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Visitors

Visitors

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Students

Students

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2 weeks ago

Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

Wrap up Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show Baltimore at Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine with a salute to the schooners as they sail down the Patapsco River!

#FindYourTrail #FindYourWayJoin us tomorrow, October 9, for our 'Salute to Schooners' day! As Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show Baltimore comes to a close, the ships will be leaving the Baltimore harbor and sailing right past Fort McHenry. We'll be saluting the schooner ships as they sail past the fort with canon fire and music. Students from Baltimore City Public Schools will also be joining us and singing as they ships sail by. Visitors can also join our regularly scheduled ranger programs beginning at 12:15 pm. The park will be opening at 7 am and everyone is welcome to come out and join us in our salute to schooners!

#FindYourPark #MDFleetWeek
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3 weeks ago

Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

Happy anniversary to the National Trails System Act! Celebrate 50 years of national trails by exploring the #BannerTrail!

#Trails50 #FindYourWay

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It's here! Today's the day! Happy anniversary, National Trails System Act! 50 looks great on you!
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