Prepare Comprehensive Management Plan for Star-Spangled Banner NHT
The Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail commemorates the Chesapeake Campaign of the War of 1812 and the writing of our National Anthem. The route follows the movements and activities of the British and Americans over 290 miles of land and water in Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Maryland, including the Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac, Patapsco, Patuxent and Anacostia Rivers. Designated by Congress and signed into law in May 2008 (PL 110-229) through an amendment to the National Trails System Act, the Trail will foster interpretation of the significant places, people and events of this little-known chapter in American history through resource preservation of significant sites and landscapes and enhanced recreational opportunities along this multi-modal trail. The Star-Spangled Banner Trail is one of 19 National Historic Trails nationwide.
The Trail was envisioned to support the commemoration, interpretation and promotion of sites around the Chesapeake Bay during the Bicentennial of the War of 1812, from 2012-2015, and to provide a legacy for these activities through ongoing public-private cooperative management to extend interpretation, resource preservation, and recreation opportunities related to the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake.
Suzanne E. Copping
Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
National Park Service
Chesapeake Bay Office
410 Severn Avenue, Suite 314
Annapolis, MD 21403