War in the Chesapeake

I visited the Chesapeake Heritage and Visitors Center on Kent Island yesterday morning. This is home to a beautiful information center about the history and current attractions of this part of the eastern shore, including a waterfront park. The center is the “go to” place to plan adventures and weekend visits in Queen Anne’s County.

Chesapeake Heritage and Visitors Center:

Local History & Heritage Archives – Visit Queen Anne’s County (visitqueenannes.com)

Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail:

Star-Spangled Banner Trail – National Historic Trail Stewards (starspangledtrail.net)

From the National Park Service: The Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail, established by Congress in 2008, is a 560-mile land and water route that tells the story of the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake Bay region. The trail traces American and British troop movements, introduces visitors to communities affected by the war, and highlights the Chesapeake region’s distinctive landscapes and waterways. It connects historic sites in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia and commemorates the events leading up to the Battle for Baltimore, the aftermath of which inspired Francis Scott Key to write the U.S. national anthem.

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