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Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
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
Image / Courtesy The American Flag Foundation, Inc.
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
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series list.
Location. 39° 32.92′ N, 76° 5.451′ W. Marker is in Havre de Grace, Maryland, in Harford County. Marker is on Pennington Avenue. Marker is at the Havre de Grace Visitor's Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Havre de Grace MD 21078, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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, measured 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); Major General Marquis De LaFayette (approx. ¼ mile away); American Legion Post No. 47 (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Havre de Grace.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 27, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 515 times since then and 26 times this year. Last updated on July 5, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 27, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.