Click here to learn the story of Francis Scott Key's penning of the words to "The Star-Spangled Banner."
Saving the Declaration of Independence and a portrait of George Washington from the invading British, a runaway slave’s escape to Fort McHenry, and the resolve of Maryland militia at the Battle of North Point are some of the many other stories you will encounter on the Trail.
Did You Know?
The Chesapeake Bay region was a center of trade, commerce, and government during the 18th and 19th centures. As such, it became a target of British military strategy during the War of 1812.