War of 1812
It will be a special Independence Day at the Inner Harbor. For the first time ever the Pride of Baltimore II will be part of the city’s July 4th celebration.
In the summer of 1814 — two years after Congress declared war against Great Britain — the British moved rapidly up the Chesapeake Bay waterways, terrorizing port towns.
American history comes to life in Baltimore this summer as we celebrate the 200th anniversary of our national anthem.
The citizens of Baltimore stood their ground against the British during the War of 1812. While Fort McHenry and Francis Scott Key get the most attention, another part of the city was just as important.
When it comes to the War of 1812, Fort McHenry gets most of the attention in Baltimore. But efforts are underway to unearth another fortification that’s not so well known.
The Maryland 1812 Commission has awarded $1.2 million in grants to projects across the state that will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the national anthem next year.
It was 200 years ago this summer that a Baltimore flag-maker stitched the flag that inspired America’s national anthem. Now, hundreds of people are helping to recreate the star-spangled banner.
More than 200 people are expected to be in Annapolis to discuss the War of 1812.
Runaway slaves, captured women and children, British officers bestowing suspicious gifts and turncoat plantation owners trading with the enemy under a white flag — it all happened in Maryland on the Chesapeake during the War of 1812, according to a new exhibit at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.
In the age of hand-held GPS devices, navigating by the stars may seem quaint and irrelevant. So it may come as a surprise that it took hundreds of years to develop the tools needed to find our way across oceans, through the air and into deep space.
A memorial commemorating the Battle of Bladensburg is nearly complete, and supporters hope it will soon be installed in Prince George’s County.
The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will return to Baltimore for the end of the Star-Spangled Spectacular commemorating the bicentennial of the War of 1812.