Havre de Grace and the War of 1812: Kiosk Has the Story

War of 1812 sign at Havre de Grace visitors center.

All around Maryland kiosks to help Star Spangled Banner National Historical Trail visitors learn about the War of 1812 on the Chesapeake have been popping up.  These attractive three panel signs inform visitors about the conflict in an area.  Supplementing the larger kiosks located at visitor hubs, are wayside panels.

The one at Havre de Grace is located at the Chamber of Commerce Office and Visitors Center.  It describes the British attack at dawn on May 3, 1813, when the enemy burned and plundered the town.

Those following the trail will also find the panels on Main Street in Elkton and down on the Sassafras River near the Kitty Knight House.  By the time the bicentennial celebration wraps up, a total of 150 attractive and informative kiosks and signs will have been erected on the 560-mile trail, according to the National Park Service.

Be sure to read these attractive boards as you travel around the county and region.

War of 1812 cannon in front of the Havre de Grace lighthouse.

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