Goose bumps. Chills. Tears.

These are just some of the things visitors tell us they experience when they see the flag that inspired our national anthem, written 200 years ago this year.

Help us keep this and so many other powerful experiences at the National Museum of American History available to all—364 days a year. Make a gift today to continue to preserve, protect, and display national treasures like the Star-Spangled Banner.

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