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War of 1812 Remembrance Day

2017 Event

War of 1812 Remembrance 

Since all activities take place out-of-doors, the event will be cancelled in case of a heavy rain. Call 410-255-4048 for the latest information.

Activity

The following activities are being led by The Ship's Company (www.shipscompany.org).  In addition, Mr. Kim Nielsen, Naval historian, will be available to discuss British and American maneuvers leading up to the burning of the American schooner "Lion" in Bodkin Creek on August 24, 1814, the Battle of Caulk's Field, which took place on the Eastern Shore the following week, and the Battle of Baltimore which took place 3 weeks later.

Date

August 22, 2017

Activity

A 1/4-scale replica (~25') of a Baltimore Clipper (the "Little Lion") will be on static display.

Time

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Activity

  • 10:00 - Site Opens: Colors
  • 10:30 - Artillery Demonstration
  • 11:00 - Infantry Demonstration
  • 12:00 - Nooning* 
  •  1:00 - "Chanteymen" - a renowned group of singers of old time sea chanteys featured in the Washington Post 
  •  1:30 - Artillery Demonstration 
  •  2:00 -  Infantry Drill
  •  2:30 -  Cutlass Drill 
  •  3:00 - "Chanteymen" 
  •  4:00 - Artillery Demonstration 
  •  5:00 -  Site Closes 

(Note: The above timing is approximate.)

Admission

$10 per family - $5 per person - FOHR members FREE 

*No lunch will be available at Hancocks.

Activity

N.B. - Visitors are advised to wear sturdy shoes and long pants as the action takes place in old farm fields. For those needing to sit, bringing a folding chair or blanket is desirable also.

War of 1812 Remembrance

Date: 
Sunday, August 20, 2017