Baltimore Turns the Tide
Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
— War of 1812 —
On September 12-14, 1844, the British attacked by land from North Point and by water at Fort McHenry on the Patapsco. The impressive American defenses and the failure to capture Fort McHenry persuaded the British to withdraw, essentially ending the Chesapeake Campaign of 1814.
Erected by National Park Service-United States Department of the Interior.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail marker series.
Location. 39° 17.046′ N, 76° 36.75′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on Light Street. The marker is near the entrance to the Baltimore Visitor Center in the Inner Harbor. Touch for map
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Adventure Begins at the Bay's Front Door (within shouting distance of this marker); Admiral Guillermo Brown (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Baltimore’s Maritime Heritage (about 300 feet away); The Great Baltimore Fire (about 400 feet away); Pride of Baltimore (about 400 feet away); The Port of Baltimore (about 700 feet away); USS Constellation (about 700 feet away); A History of Firsts in Baltimore (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
Categories. • War of 1812 •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 24, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 787 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 24, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.