Starting now, you can pick up a handy Pocket Guide to the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail so you know where to go, what to see and what you'll learn along the trail.
The Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail offers many ways for visitors to experience the drama of the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake and the stories of the people who endured that drama. Now, with the Pocket Guide, the trail’s brochure, you can read about the history, and see where those stories are told.
One richly-illustratrated side of the map guide provides information on the context, events and legacy of the war. The reverse side shows the location of trail sites, the auto route of the trail, visitor information centers, and trail orientation kiosks. Towns that were raided or burned by the British are marked on the map as are the sites of battles and engagements. You will be amazed to see how widespread and dramatic was the effect of the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake region.
You can download the Pocket Guide or pick one up at Fort McHenry National Monument.