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Photo of brick house 

 

Soldiers firing guns photo
Lighthouse photo
Battle(s) of St. Leonard Creek
The Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum is the site where British ships, boats, and rocket barges fought against the war barges of the Chesapeake Flotilla during the battle.

The Calvert Marine Museum houses a collection of artifacts recovered from one of the scuttled Chesapeake Flotilla vessels.
Painting of a mother and son
Photo of Fort Washington
Battle Of Bladensburg
Visit the Riversdale Mansion where Rosalie Calvert, the “Mistress of Riversdale,” saw rockets during the Battle of Bladensburg.


Bladensburg Waterfront Park features a 4/5 scale model of Joshua Barney's Barge and interpretative waysides about the Battle of Bladensburg.
Photo of a park sign
Photo of an old house

Battle of North Point
The resources of the North Point State Park include nine acres of battlefield, a visitor center, and interpretative exhibits. 

Todd's Inheritance was an American courier station and headquarters for troops.  The original house was burned by the British on their retreat from Baltimore.

Photo of Fort McHenry
photo of The Flag House & Star-Spangled Banner Museum
Photo of the Maryland Historical Society


Battle of Baltimore
Visit  Fort Mc Henry National Monument and Historic Shine to see where Baltimore defended the nation in 1814 and where the Star-Spangled Banner flew to inspire Francis Scott Key’s poem that would later became our national anthem.

The Flag House & Star-Spangled Banner Museum is the 1793 home of Mary Pickersgill and the site where she made the 30' x 42' Star-Spangled Banner that flew over Fort McHenry.   

 At the Maryland Historical Society, see Key’s original manuscript of the Star-Spangled Banner.

Photo of old neighborhood
Photo of a large ship

Other Maryland War of 1812 Sites
Hear tales of privateers who confounded the British at the Fells Point Visitor Center

Pride of Baltimore II is a reproduction of an 1812-era Clipper privateer.  Due to the success of Clipper privateers attacking British merchant ships during the War, the Baltimore-built ships earned the city the reputation as a “nest of pirates.”


          
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