Plan Your Visit
You'll find endless opportunities to explore and learn along the Star-Spangled Banner Trail. Some ideas to get you started:
And much more -- use the trail's interactive online Adventure Planner to select sites and plan your trip.
Did You Know?
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."