War of 1812

Prince George’s County was directly affected during the War of 1812 by the British invasion of Washington. As the British marched north and west through the County, their impact was felt at several important sites: The Battle of Bladensburg, Bellefields, Bostwick, The Woodyard Site, George Washington House, Market Master’s House, Mount Calvert, Oxon Hill Farm, Riversdale, Hilleary-Magruder House, Magruder Spring, Fort Washington (Warburton Manor), and Fort Lincoln.

Special activities, programs, and events are held at our Historic sites throughout the year.

The Battle of Bladensburg 

Task Force is committed to tell the story of the military history, and history of the arts and culture that was prominent in the area in 1814. More importantly, through events, programs, tours, signage and other features, the Task Force is working with partners across the area – including the state and federal governments – to ensure that everyone understands that without the Battle of Bladensburg, the Star Spangled Banner and the US eventual victory against the British in the War of 1812, would not have occurred. To learn more about The Battle of Bladensburg please click here.