By Bill Pfingsten, July 12, 2012
|1. "O! say can you see..." marker|
The Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail traces the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake. Along the trail you'll encounter tangible evidence of the war and stories that bring the people and events to life. Discover the far-reaching impacts of the war on this country and the world.
Experience the Trail
• Drive through rural landscapes and historic communities
• Paddle or cruise waterways where British and American troops once traveled
• Witness battles at reenactment events
• View the original Star-Spangled Banner flag and visit the house where it was made
• Hike or bike trails with stops at historic sites and scenic overlooks
• Join in commemorative events throughout the region.
Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
After a 25-hour bombardment, soldiers at Fort McHenry raised a large American flag early on September 14, 1814. That flag, signaling British retreat, inspired Francis Scott Key to pen the words that became America's national anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner.
Map of battle areas in the Chesapeake Bay region.
Location. 39° 32.92′ N, 76° 5.451′ W. Marker is in Havre de Grace, Maryland, in Harford County. Marker is on Pennington Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at the Havre de Grace Visitor's Center. Marker is in this post office area: Havre de Grace MD 21078, United States of America.
By Bill Pfingsten, September 23, 2012
|2. Havre de Grace Visitor's Center|
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. War in the Chesapeake (here, next to this marker); Surprise Attack (here, next to this marker); No Respect (about 400 feet away, in a direct line); Out of the Flames (about 500 feet away); Rochambeau Plaza (about 500 feet away); Matilda O'Neill Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Post Road: Susquehanna Lower Ferry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Susquehanna Lower Ferry (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Havre de Grace.
Credits. This page originally submitted on September 27, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 73 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 27, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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