Maryland War of 1812 Historians

[smooth=id:82;] As we traveled along Maryland’s “Star-Spangled Banner” Trail we met several War of 1812 historians that took us through significant historic sites.  We learned about the role of Maryland in the War of 1812 from visits to Ft. McHenry, the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House, Jefferson Patterson Park, Sotterley Plantation, the U.S. Naval Academy and more.  Of course we enjoyed an audience with the author of The Star-Spangled Banner Francis Scott Key.

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  • Photo:  Tonya Fitzpatrick In honor of the War of 1812, World Footprints will travel the "Star-Spangled Banner" Trail by land and by sea through Maryland, the home state of Francis Scott Key.    The Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail is a National Historic Trail that commemorates the Chesapeake Campaign of the War of 1812. The 290-mile (467 km) trail consists of water and overland routes, the trail extends from Tangier Island, Virginia, through southern Maryland, the District of Columbia, the Chesapeake Bay, and Baltimore, Maryland.  Our first stop will be two historical sites in Baltimore--Ft. McHenry and the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House. Then we will explore Southern Maryland and travel to historic Jefferson Patterson Park and the Sotterley Plantation where we’ll learn about the two largest naval battles in Maryland’s history—the Battles of St. Leonard Creek. Finally, we will travel to Maryland’s capital in Annapolis to visit the U.S. Naval Academy for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Academy where we’ll learn about many artifacts from [...]