• Colonial Boston Map, Faneuil Hall and the Charlestown Navy Yard skyline

    Boston

    National Historical Park Massachusetts

Event Details

  • 11/01/2012

    Location: Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington Street, Boston, MA Time: 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM Fee Information: $6.00, Free for Members of Old South Meeting House Contact Name: Old South Meeting House Contact Phone Number: (617) 482-6439

The War of 1812 nearly destroyed the United States.  The enemy blockaded the coast and burned the capital, and New England threatened to secede.  But the United States emerged from this disastrous war stronger than before.  The War of 1812 did not bring Canada into the Union, as its promoters had promised, but it brought the new nation a sense of unity and purpose, with heroes such as Hull, Decatur, and MacDonough, a timeless symbol in "Old Ironsides," and a national anthem.  Join us for a lecture by historian and author Robert Allison to kick off this lively series!