• The Star-Spangled Banner flying over Tangier Island, VA.

    Star-Spangled Banner

    National Historic Trail DC, MD, VA

Our Partners

National historic trails are partnership endeavors, spanning vast distances and involving many different jurisdictions. The Star-Spangled Banner Trail already involves numerous partners with whom the NPS is working to develop and sustain the Trail.

The Advisory Council for the Star-Spangled Banner Trail consists of representatives of federal and state agencies and Chesapeake Bay related organizations. The council assists the National Park Service in development and implementation, identifying significant trail resources, and other matters.

Did You Know?

Painting of Fort McHenry

Although it gave the United States a national anthem, there is no evidence that any of Fort McHenry's defenders were killed by a Congreve rocket during the battle even though around 700 were fired.