Kinsale in Westmoreland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
“O! say can you see…”
Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
—War of 1812 —
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 15-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.
Erected 2014 by National Park Service, US Department of Interior.
Location. 38° 1.781′ N, 76° 34.728′ W. Marker is in Kinsale, Virginia Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 490 Kinsale Road, Kinsale VA 22488, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Relentless Raids (here, next to this marker); War in the Chesapeake (here, next to this marker); Historic District of Kinsale, Virginia (within shouting distance of this marker); Kinsale (approx. 1½ miles away); Northumberland County / Westmoreland County (approx. 1.6 miles away); The War of 1812 / British Attacks at Kinsale and Mundy Point (approx. 2 miles away); British Attacks at Kinsale and Muddy Point / The War of 1812 (approx. 2 miles away); War of 1812 (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kinsale.
Also see . . .
1. Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail. Fort McHenry National Monument and Shrine (Submitted on August 22, 2016.)
2. Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail. National Park Service (Submitted on August 22, 2016.)
Categories. • War of 1812 •
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