At 25 places on the trail, new kiosks help trail visitors learn where War of 1812 events happened near them.
Three-sided signage kiosks have been installed at 25 sites along the trail – in the Upper Bay, on the Eastern Shore, in Southern Maryland, Baltimore County, Prince George’s County, and soon on the grounds of the Naval Academy. Visitor hubs host these signs, and one of the three sign panels points visitors to nearby places to go to experience places related to the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake. A map panel helps orient visitors to their location on the trail and the relative distance to nearby sites.
An additional 25 wayside panels will be installed by the end of July to complete phase I of the signage program. Through 2013 and 2014, NPS and partner locations will design, fabricate, and install another 50 three-sided kiosks and 50 wayside panels for a total of 150 signs on the 560-mile trail.