Join us at Bladensburg Waterfront Park for the Battle of Bladensburg: A Bicentennial Celebration on Saturday, August 25, 2012.
Tour the new Battle of Bladensburg Visitor Center that commemorates one of the most significant battles and American defeats of the War of 1812 and highlights Prince George's County's involvement in what is often referred to as the "Forgotten War."
The celebration will also feature interactive exhibits, costumed re-enactors, period music, black powder demonstrations, encampments, and cannon fire. Participate in hands-on activities such an interactive Shipwright, Camp Surgeon, and Impressment Station. Learn what role free and enslaved African Americans had in the conflict. Visit local and statewide War of 1812 organizations and find out about other events that are being planned to commemorate the Bicentennial, In addition, there will be food vendors, guided boat tours, and other family-friendly activities!
The Battle of Bladensburg Visitor Center and Waterfront Park are part of The Star-Spangled banner National Historic Trail. Stop by and experience the dramatic events and stories your County has to tell!
Contact Bladensburg Waterfront Park at 301-927-8819 or bernadine.sandy@...
for more information.