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Hughesville in Charles County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Begin Your Adventure

 
 
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National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, October 13, 2018
1. Begin Your Adventure Marker
Inscription.  Discover the War of 1812 on the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail—a path tracing the troop movements through historic places, inspiring landscapes, charming waterfront towns, and waterways of the Chesapeake region.

The trail offers many ways to experience the drama of the war and the stories of its people. Follow the march on Washington with a driving tour of Southern Maryland, or paddle the wetlands where Barney scuttled his fleet, imaging British attacks from the waterfront of Havre de Grace or St. Michaels. Hoist the flag at Fort McHenry, and visit the original Star-Spangled Banner at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History.

Combine your history quest with outdoor fun for the whole family. Take time to picnic, explore trails, or cast a fishing line. Stop at a farmers market, or browse for antiques. You can also try your hand at geocaching, a treasure hunt using GPS technology on the Star-Spangled Banner Geotrail.

Make your journey by car or by boat, on bike or on foot. However you travel, the trail is a great way to discover the War of 1812 and a host of outdoor adventures
Upper half of the Begin Your Adventure Marker image. Click for full size.
National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, October 13, 2018
2. Upper half of the Begin Your Adventure Marker
along the way.

Be sure to extend your adventures on Virginia's War of 1812 Heritage Trail. Start with http://va1812bicentennial.dls.virginia.gov/places.html.

Get Ready, Go!
Dig in: Read in Full Glory Reflected: Discovering the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake, a book by Ralph E. Eshelman and Burton K. Kummerow, including a travel section for the region (2012).

Go on-line: Check for the latest happenings at the web addresses above. Most festivals, re-enactments, and other special programs take place from June through September. For special events in Maryland during the War of 1812 Bicentennial, visit www.starspangled200.org.

Grab your phone: Download a free app for your iPhone or Android from the iTunes Store, Google Play, or the trail web site.

Drop by: Visitor contact stations, noted on the map, can also identify local events and attractions.

Inset maps of the following locations:
Alexandria, VA; Annapolis, MD; Baltimore, MD; Chesapeake Bay, Harve de Grace, MD; St. Michaels, MD; and Washington, DC.

Inset images of the following locations and activities:
Belle Haven Park and Marina, Alexandria, VA
Chesapeake City, MD
Darnell's Chance, Upper Marlboro, MD
Drum Point Lighthouse, Solomons, MD
Fells Point, Baltimore, MD
Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine,
Lower half of the Begin Your Adventure Marker image. Click for full size.
National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, October 13, 2018
3. Lower half of the Begin Your Adventure Marker
Baltimore. MD
Fishing on Kent Island, MD
Flagmaking at Flag House and Star-Spangled Banner Museum, Baltimore, MD
Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, Calvert County, MD
Kitty Knight House, Georgetown, MD
Piney Point, MD
Promenade, Havre de Grace, MD
Sailing on the Chesapeake Bay
Smith Island, MD
Sotterley Plantation, St. Mary's County, MD
Tangier Island, MD
White House, Washington, DC
 
Erected by National Park Service, Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasWar of 1812.
 
Location. 38° 32.083′ N, 76° 42.017′ W. Marker is in Hughesville, Maryland, in Charles County. Marker can be reached from Teagues Point Road 0.1 miles south of Fairfax Court. When traveling northwest on Point Teagues Road, the entrance to Maxwell Hall will be on the left. Follow access road for 1/4 mile. Marker is on the north side of the house. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17388 Teagues Point Road, Hughesville MD 20637, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Test of a New Nation (here, next to this marker); Maxwell Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); War of 1812 (within
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shouting distance of this marker); Enemy Camp (approx. 1.3 miles away); On This Farm (approx. 1.3 miles away); Solid Ground (approx. 1.4 miles away); Camp Stanton (approx. 1.7 miles away); Benedict (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hughesville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail, National Park Service. (Submitted on January 16, 2019, by David Lassman of Waldorf, Maryland.)
2. Star-Spangled Banner Byway, Maryland Scenic Byways. (Submitted on January 16, 2019, by David Lassman of Waldorf, Maryland.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 16, 2019, by David Lassman of Waldorf, Maryland. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 16, 2019, by David Lassman of Waldorf, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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