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Maryland: War of 1812 Sites and Activities

NOTE: For a comprehensive list of Activities and Sites to Visit in Maryland, refer to: StarSpangled200.org


Fort McHenry
2400 East Fort Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21230
Birthplace of the Star Spangled Banner
Among the numerous activities is the annual Defender’s Day Celebration.
Includes: Concert, military drills, bombardment, and fireworks

Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum
10515 Mackall Road, St. Leonard, MD 20685
War of 1812 Re-enactment held in September
Exhibit: “Farmers, Patriots, and Traitors: Southern Maryland and the War of 1812”

Kitty Knight House
14028 Augustine Herman Hwy., Georgetown, MD 21635
History records that Miss Kitty Knight was instrumental in saving part of Georgetown, Maryland, during the War of 1812. The Kitty Knight House currently operates as a Restaurant and Inn.

Maryland Historical Society
201 West Monument Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
The exhibit, “In Full Glory Reflected,” displays artifacts from the War of 1812 era. The Star Spangled Banner, the original handwritten manuscript of Francis Scott Key is displayed. Activities include the Francis Scott Key Lecture Series.

Pride of Baltimore II
Reproduction of an 1812-era topsail schooner. This type of vessel, also called a Baltimore Clipper, contributed to the victory of the War of 1812. The Pride of Baltimore II serves as a Goodwill Ambassador of the State of Maryland and the Port of Baltimore.

Riversdale House Museum
4811 Riverdale Road, Riverdale Park, MD 20737
Restored home of George Calvert and Rosalie Stier Calvert. During the Battle of Bladensburg, Mrs. Calvert reported seeing battle cannons from her home.

Star Spangled Banner Flaghouse and Museum
844 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
Site includes the home and business-place of Mary Young Pickersgill, creator of the Star Spangled Banner Flag that flew over Fort McHenry. Activities range from historical presentations about flag-makers, to hands-on demonstrations.

United States Naval Academy Museum
Preble Hall, 118 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis, MD
Collection includes: "Don't Give Up the Ship" battle flag flown by Oliver Hazard Perry at the Battle of Lake Erie




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