Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail-War of 1812
— National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
“Our kind friend, Mr. Carroll, has come to hasten my departure, and is in a very bad humor with me because I insist on waiting until the large picture of Gen. George Washington is secured.”
Dolley Madison to her sister, August 24, 1814.
Escape to Virginia
Soon President Madison sent a second message to his wife instructing her and Navy Secretary Jones to meet him at Wiley’s Tavern, Virginia. Dolley’s entourage fled west to safety, crossing the Little Falls of the Potomac River on Chain Bridge as the British arrived from the east.
In the summer of 1814 the United States had been at war with Great Britain
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • War of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series list.
Location. 38° 54.643′ N, 77° 3.302′ W. Marker is in Georgetown in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is at the intersection of Q Street Northwest and 27th Street Northwest, on the right when traveling west on Q Street Northwest. The marker is located on the south east corner of the property as you enter into the gardens toward the Mansion. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2715 Q Street Northwest, Washington DC 20007, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dumbarton House (within shouting distance of this marker); Herring Hill (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Evermay" (about 800 feet away); Margaret Peters and Roumania Peters Walker (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rose Park Recreation Center (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lillie Mackall (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church, Georgetown (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jeju Dol Hareubang / 제주 돌 하르방 (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 12, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 259 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 17, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.