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War of 1812

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Battlefields With A View: Top 5 N.Y. Wartime Heritage Adventures

Much of America’s story was forged on domestic battlefields. Honor those who died for our freedom with a wartime heritage site visit.

07/01/2013

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Getaway Guide: Georgetown, MD

Sitting with a drink in hand at sunset on the deck of the Kitty Knight House, the bend in the river is a tranquil spot today. There’s no hint that 200 years ago the War of 1812 ravaged the area.

04/25/2013

(The Kitty Knight House, in Georgetown, Md.  Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Georgetown, Maryland

Celebration of the War of 1812 bicentennial continues next month with a rousing celebration of the woman who stopped a British admiral in his tracks.

04/25/2013

Christie's Auction House Previews 1st Edition Star Spangled Banner Sheet Music

On War Of 1812 Anniversary, Historical Society To Display Rare Treasures

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, at 13th and Locust in Center City, hosts a special display on a special day Monday.

06/17/2012

(Fort McHenry, where Francis Scott Key saw the rockets' red glare and bombs bursting in air.  Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Events Mark 200th Anniversary of War of 1812

In case you missed it, this year marks the bicentennial of the War of 1812, during which our National Anthem was written.

05/31/2012

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Guide To Local War Of 1812 Bicentennial Events

These regional events are being held to commemorate a 200-year-old war during nationwide bicentennial celebrations. Here’s where you’ll find them in Pennsylvania and neighboring states.

05/23/2012

An interactive cannon at the exhibit, Home of the Brave: the War of 1812, at the Independence Seaport Museum. (Credit: Paul Kurtz)

New Exhibit On Philadelphia’s Role In War Of 1812 Opens At Seaport Museum

To many Americans it’s the forgotten war. Nearly thirty years after the end of the Revolutionary War, America was battling the British again. And, Seaport Museum curator Craig Bruns says Philadelphia was right in the thick of it.

03/16/2012

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