Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

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Star-Spangled Banner
National Historic Trail
Map showing the location of Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
Map showing the location of Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
Map showing the location of Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
Map showing the location of Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
LocationMaryland, Virginia, and District of Columbia, United States
Coordinates39°15′47″N 76°34′54″W / 39.26306°N 76.58167°W / 39.26306; -76.58167Coordinates: 39°15′47″N 76°34′54″W / 39.26306°N 76.58167°W / 39.26306; -76.58167
EstablishedMay 8, 2008
Governing bodyNational Park Service
WebsiteStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

The Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail is a National Historic Trail that commemorates the Chesapeake Campaign of the War of 1812. The 290-mile (467 km) trail was named after "The Star-Spangled Banner," the national anthem of the United States. Consisting of water and overland routes, the trail extends from Tangier Island, Virginia, through southern Maryland, the District of Columbia, the Chesapeake Bay, and Baltimore, Maryland. The trail also contains sites on Maryland's Eastern shore.

Activities on the trail include hiking, biking, boating, and geocaching on the Star-Spangled Banner Geotrail. Sites on the trail include towns raided and/or burned by the British, battles and engagements, museums, and forts.

It was authorized by the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008.

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