The Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail is administered by the National Park Service Chesapeake Bay Office, which also administers the Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network and the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail. The NPS Chesapeake Bay Office is a federal partner in the Chesapeake Bay Program and is located with other Chesapeake Bay Program partners in Annapolis, Maryland. The NPS Chesapeake Bay Office leads National Park Service efforts
To learn more about the NPS Chesapeake Bay Office.
Staff members in the Chesapeake Bay Office coordinate public and private partnerships that are needed to develop and sustain a national historic trail. By law we administer the Star-Spangled Banner Trail in coordination with other federal, state, and local agencies; non-governmental organizations; and many other partners. View a list of our trail partners.
As the trail administration office, we coordinated the development of a comprehensive management plan for the trail and the companion Star-Spangled Banner Byway in Maryland. The plan outlines how the trail will be developed and managed over the next twenty years. Learn more about the planning process.
Our office also helps educate the public about how to access and enjoy the trail. Additionally, we help public agencies and non-profit organizations provide the public with high-quality learning and recreational experiences.
For questions about visiting the trail:, contact Cindy Chance.
For questions about trail planning and development, contact Suzanne Copping.
For questions about education and youth projects and programs, contact Abbi Wicklein-Bayne.
Or send mail to:
National Park Service
Chesapeake Bay Program
410 Severn Avenue, Suite 314
Annapolis, MD 21403