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

    Star-Spangled Banner

    National Historic Trail DC, MD, VA


The National Park Service Chesapeake Bay Office makes every attempt to inform the public about events, projects, news, and accomplishments along the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail and at partner sites along the trail.

News releases distributed to the media as well as general announcements can be found in the News Releases section and in the archives. For press inquiries, please contact the trail's communications office at 410-260-2492 or by email.

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Did You Know?

Inner Harbor from Fort McHenry National Site

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.