Bladensburg Archaeology

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In commemoration of the 200th Anniversary of The War of 1812

The Maryland State Highway Administration partnered with the University of Maryland, Prince George's Heritage Inc., and the Amman Memorial Trust to investigate historic properties within Bladensburg. This community was chosen for the study since it supports an intense highway infrastructure and because US Route 1 at the DC boundary was the epicenter of the Battle of Bladensburg. New information gleaned from the archaeology and historic research will be incorporated into signage and interpretive literature associated with the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail and Byway. The project is funded by the Federal Transportation Enhancement Program, Maryland State Highway Administration, Prince George's Heritage Inc., and the Amman Memorial Trust.