Without Prince George’s County, and the Battle of Bladensburg, the Star Spangled Banner and the victory at Baltimore would not have occurred in the War of 1812.


The Prince George’s County War of 1812 Commemoration will occur over 2012-2014 with multiple events, activities, and sites. Come and visit and experience the history!


The Prince George’s County Committee on the War of 1812 and the Battle of Bladensburg Task Force are committed to telling the story of the military actions and civilian life that preceded, surrounded, and followed the march across the county, the Battle of Bladensburg on August 24, 1814, and the burning of Washington D.C. Through a Visitor Center, walking and bike tours, sites, events and signage, the Committee and the Task Force are working with partners across the area to ensure a complete visitor experience. Maryland Milestones/ATHA Inc. has been providing staff support for this program. All questions related to the commemoration should be directed to the staff via the “contact us” page.


Visit a partner site – Bladensburg Archaeology – for a detailed video about the battle history!