Making Connections and Finding Resources
How is the Star-Spangled National Historic Trail connected to these projects?
The Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail brings together the stories of the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake region and the events that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the lyrics of The Star-Spangled Banner in 1814. One of the trail’s routes traces the Patuxent River and highlights the War of 1812 events that took place on the river and nearby on its shores. Several of these events are narrated in this guide in the “Star-Spangled History” sections associated with each archeological site.
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