Support Your Park
The Star-Spangled Banner Trail was created to commemorate and protect historical events and places, but its modern-day success depends on how we preserve, protect and use the trail. Getting out on the trail is the first step toward understanding how the Chesapeake Bay region has changed in the last 200 years. We are all responsible for how future generations will experience the region's natural and cultural heritage.
Here are some of the ways you can get involved in the trail today:
Experience the Trail
Join Others in Restoring the Chesapeake Bay
The Bay's future depends on the actions of every person who lives, works and plays in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Simple changes in how we treat our backyards and public spaces can improve the quality of the Bay and its rivers now and for future generations.
Help Tell the Stories of Chesapeake Bay People and Places
The story of peoples' relationship with and reliance on the Chesapeake Bay spans thousands of years. Telling these stories allows people of all ages to connect with past.
Did You Know?
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.