Reporting Monique Griego
BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Baltimore is pulling out all the stops when it comes to celebrating the upcoming bicentennial of the War of 1812.
Monique Griego has more on how you can experience it all for one very low price.
The big day is almost here.
“I’m jazzed about it! I mean, it only comes around every 200 years,” Vince Vaise from Fort McHenry said.
Vaise can hardly contain his excitement thinking about all the upcoming events surrounding the bicentennial of the War of 1812.
“It’s going to bring a lot of people to Baltimore, especially people who do not even recognize the treasure in their own backyard,” he said.
To offer visitors an all out historical experience, Fort McHenry is teaming up with other sites, like the Flag House, to offer a new Star-Spangled Banner pass.
“To really get your full 1812 on, to get in full spirit of the bicentennial of the War of 1812, you want to go to Maryland Historical Society, you want to go to the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House,” Vaise said.
For the low price of $18.12, you can visit all three sites.
In addition to the Star-Spangled Banner pass, there are also National Anthem tours by sea and land. One will get you a trolley tour of historic sites in the city, the other will take you around the Harbor on a Watermark cruise.
“Everybody teamed up to create a whole lot of new programs,” Sam Rogers of Visit Baltimore said.
It’s all leading up to the Sail-abration on June 18.
“We got more than 40 ships, great hulls as well as tall ships coming to Baltimore from around the world as well as an air show featuring the Blue Angels,” Rogers said.
But if you can’t wait to start celebrating, you can always practice your 1812 battle cry. Vaise shows how.
“1 2 3… Hazaaaa!”
You can purchase tickets at the Baltimore Visitor Center at the Inner Harbor, by clicking here, or by calling 1-877-BALTIMORE.