Maryland: Star-Spangled Site: In 1813 Kitty Knight successfully pleaded with British troops to spare a property because an elderly woman lived there. A restaurant and Bed&Breakfast now occupies the site.
Maryland: Star-Spangled site: Hancock's Resolution. This signal point for the War of 1812 was also the spot where the British burned a “very fine” American schooner named “The Lion" on August 24, 1814.
History Museum · Mount Vernon · 11 tips and reviews
Maryland: Star-Spangled Site: Among the many exhibits are paintings, prints, and artifacts from the Battle for Baltimore, including the earliest original manuscript of the words to our national anthem.
Maryland: Star-Spangled Site: Local resident John O'Neill was abandoned by his militia and left to face the British alone when they raided Havre de Grace (1813). He was honored & made keeper of the lighthouse.
Maryland: Star-Spangled Site: USNA Museum, the U.S. Navy Trophy Flag Collections at Mahan and Macdonough Halls, and the H.M. Frigate Cyane 32-pounder Carronades are examples of the War of 1812 history.
Cemetery · Northeast Washington · 2 tips and reviews
Maryland: Star-Spangled Site: This is one site during the Battle of Bladensburg. Joshua Barney led his men until he was captured by the British. He was released due to the respect the British had for him.
14360-14496 St Thomas Church Rd, Upper Marlboro, MD
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Maryland: Star-Spangled Site: This church was on the route of the British advance to Washington. British troops pretended to head towards Bellefields but returned and headed towards Upper Marlboro instead.
Maryland: Star-Spangled Site: Francis Scott Key and members of his family are buried here. A monument dedicated to him features Columbia, the goddess of patriotism, and the words of the national anthem.
Maryland: Star-Spangled Site: The naval base for the Chesapeake Flotilla during the summer of 1814. In August of that same year, it served as an encampment site for British troops marching to Washington, DC.
Maryland: Star-Spangled Site: This monument is in memory of Aquila Randall of the Mechanical Volunteers, 5th Regiment of the MD Militia, who fell in a skirmish preceding the Battle of North Point in 1814.
Maryland: Star-Spangled Site: Near the location of the Battle of Bladensburg, but was also a dueling site to settle "affairs of honor". Francis Scott Key's son, Daniel was killed here during a duel in 1836.
Elm Street (Governor Oden Bowie Drive), Upper Marlboro, MD
Cemetery · Greater Upper Marlboro · 1 tip
Maryland: Star-Spangled Site:Resting place of a respected MD doctor who was captured by the British after the burning of Washington DC. Francis Scott Key and John Stuart Skinner were sent to secure his release.
Maryland: Star-Spangled Site: During the War of 1812, Federal Hill was an observation post. On the night of Aug. 24, 1814, witnesses reportedly saw a glow from Washington, D.C., which had been set afire.