Battle of Bladensburg Walking Tour

Starting from the Waterfront Park, use this PDF version or pick up your own copy at the Visitors Center. The audio tour (below) corresponds with the following locations:

Background Information Audio Tour Stop 1
Background Information Audio Tour Stop 2
Background Information Audio Tour Stop 3
“The British Attack” Audio Tour Stop 4
“The British Attack” Audio Tour Stop 5
Battle Tour Stop 1 Audio Tour Stop 6
Battle Tour Stops 2 & 3 Audio Tour Stop 7
Battle Tour Stops 3, 4, & 5 Audio Tour Stop 8
Battle Tour Stops 7 & 8 Audio Tour Stops 9, 10, 11 & 12
“After the Battle” Audio Tour Stops 13 &14
Battle Tour Stop 6 Audio Tour Stop 15

Battle of Bladensburg Walking Tour

To explore the history of the Battle of Bladensburg, we recommend walking or biking the remains of the battlefield. With modern development, there isn’t much left of the landscape. However, the first and third line do have remnants that evoke the landscape of the time.

The route was marked from the end of the Bladensburg Waterfront Park pedestrian bridge with small white stars painted along the route, however, many of these stars have been worn away over the last few years. Efforts in 2020 will be made to renew these markings.