The Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail Interpretive Plan (plan) provides guidance for the NPS and Trail partners and envisions a unified approach for developing and sustaining meaningful, high-quality interpretive services and visitor opportunities along the Trail. The plan encourages consistent messaging and a cohesive approach to programming at Trail sites. The Trail’s significance and core interpretive themes identified in the plan will guide the NPS and its partners in finding captivating ways to bring the stories of the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake region to life. The plan encourages intellectual and emotional connections between local, national and international visitors and the Trail’s unique sites and associated history. Ultimately, these personal connections can inspire residents and visitors to become stewards of the region’s cultural and natural heritage.
Highlights of the interpretive plan
The plan presents a comprehensive strategy for Trail partners to use consistent messages and concepts when telling the region’s many stories. These stories can be interpreted and shared to connect diverse historic sites, natural and cultural attractions, museums, schools and historic downtown areas.
Trail interpretive themes
Four interpretive themes provide a framework for making the events, people and places of the War of 1812 relevant to Trail visitors. These themes will help Trail partners establish a rich context for the stories surrounding the War of 1812 time period.
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Last updated: September 22, 2020