Colonial Beach in Westmoreland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
War in the Chesapeake
Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
—War of 1812 —
The strategically important Chesapeake Bay region felt the brunt of the war, choked by shipping blockades and ravaged by enemy raids. The events in this region were crucial to the outcome of the war.
Though there was no clear victor at the end of the war, the United States protected its democracy and emerged with heightened stature on the world stage.
Explore this pivotal time in American history along the Star-Spangled Banner National Historical Trail.
Pride of Baltimore II, reproduction 1812 schooner
The Final Stand at Bladensburg, MD, 24 August 1814 by Charles Waterhouse
Erected 2015 by National Park Service, US Department of Interior.
Location. 38° 10.987′ N, 76° 55.084′ W. Marker is in Colonial Touch for map. This marker is attached to the exterior wall of the George Washington Birthplace National Monument Visitor Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1732 Popes Creek Road, Colonial Beach VA 22443, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. “O! say can you see…” (here, next to this marker); Explore a trail network (here, next to this marker); Free to Fight (a few steps from this marker); George Washington Birthplace Site (a few steps from this marker); The Historic Area (within shouting distance of this marker); Popes Creek Plantation (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); George Washington’s Birthplace (approx. 0.2 miles away); Archeology at Popes Creek (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colonial Beach.
Also see . . .
1. Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail. Fort McHenry National Monument and Shrine (Submitted on August 22, 2016.)
2. Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail. National Park Service (Submitted on August 22, 2016, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
3. George Washington Birthplace National Monument. National Park Service (Submitted on August 22, 2016.)
Categories. • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 20, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 130 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 20, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.