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

    Star-Spangled Banner

    National Historic Trail DC, MD, VA

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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?

Star-Spangled Banner National Anthem sheet music

Francis Scott Key's patriotic song describing the bombardment of Fort McHenry was first published as a broadside in 1814. The broadside included important details on how the song came to be written and shows that it was originally titled "Defense of Fort M'Henry."