• Visit this late 18th century star-shaped fort in Baltimore, birthplace of the national anthem of the United States.
  • Your adventure awaits along 560 miles of land and water routes filled with opportunities for learning, discovery, relaxation, and renewal.
  • The Battle for Baltimore and the sight of a magnificent flag inspired a lawyer to write the lyrics of the song that later became the national anthem of the United States.
  • Learn why the British set fire to parts of Washington, DC including the Capitol building and the President’s house (White House).
  • At nearly 100 miles long, the Potomac River Water Trail is rich in historical and natural resources and offers stretches suitable for kayaks, canoes, and powerboats.
  • Find annual re-enactments, special events, ongoing exhibits and special tours happening along the trail close to home or where you're headed.

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