The City Spared
Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
— War of 1812 —
Annapolis celebrated news of the war’s end in February 1815---grateful the danger had passed.
“As we passed the picturesque town of Annapolis…we could plainly perceive the inhabitants flying in all directions.”
British midshipman Robert J. Barrett, September 1814.
(Inscription beside the image in the center)
Maryland’s capital city, as elsewhere, celebrated news of the peace treaty.
Places to visit-Many Annapolis building have War of 1812 connections. Francis Scott Key attended school at St. John’s College and was married at Chase-Lloyd House. War issues were debated in the statehouse, and the dome was an observation post. The U.S. Naval Academy, built on grounds of Fort Severn, has War of 1812 collections on display.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series list. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1815.
Location. 38° 58.722′ N, 76° 29.646′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is on West Street. The marker is located at the rear of the Annapolis Visitor Center near the parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 26 West Street, Annapolis MD 21401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Claude House (a few steps from this marker); Congress Was Here (a few steps from this marker); A Community Legacy (within shouting distance of this marker); Lot 70 Is Historically Significant (within shouting distance of this marker); Marion Warren's six photographs capture this historic Annapolis neighborhood in a sleepier time (within shouting distance of this marker); Reynold's Tavern (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Southgate Memorial (about 400 feet away); The Maryland Inn (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis.
Also see . . .
1. Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail, National Park Service. (Submitted on September 22, 2019.)
2. Star-Spangled Banner Byway, Maryland Scenic Byways(Submitted on September 22, 2019.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 28, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 366 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 28, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. 4, 5. submitted on September 22, 2019. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.