Havre de Grace in Harford County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Susquehanna Lower Ferry
Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
"By several passengers in the stage, which arrived last evening, information is received that about the dawn of day yesterday morning, a considerable number of the enemy came up as high as Havre-de-Grace and commenced the bombardment of that place with shot, shells and rockets."
- Baltimore Patriot, May 4, 1813
Taverns provided food, drink, and lodging for travelers as they waited for river conditions to allow passage. Mrs. Sears' Tavern stood near this location and Mr. Mansfield's Tavern was just north. News traveled into town with the passengers on the Post Road, and locals would frequent the taverns to hear the latest happenings in Baltimore and Philadelphia.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • War of 1812Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series list.
Location. 39° 33.148′ N, 76° 5.457′ W. Marker is in Havre de Grace, Maryland, in Harford County. Marker is on N. Union Avenue. Marker is in David Craig Park south of the Railroad Bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Havre de Grace MD 21078, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Under Attack (a few steps from this marker); American Legion Post No. 47 (within shouting distance of this marker); Flag Pole Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Susquehanna River Crossing (within shouting distance of this marker); Major General Marquis De LaFayette (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lafayette's Tour (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Susquehanna Lower Ferry (about 300 feet away); Matilda O'Neill Home (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Havre de Grace.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 4, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 778 times since then and 16 times this year. Last updated on January 30, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 4, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 10, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.