Tree Work Blocking Roads
There is scheduled tree work going along the center loop road. The work is causing closures of traffic lanes, bike lanes, and some sidewalks. For more information call (301) 763-4600.
The park bookstore is operated by Eastern National, a non-profit cooperating association which operates stores at over 130 National Park Service sites. It is located at the Visitor Center. The store offers a wide variety of books related to the War of 1812, the American Civil War, and fortifications. In addition maps, postcards, multi-media and theme-related merchandise.
Visit Eastern National's online bookstore: eparks.com
Did You Know?
Battery Decatur is named for Stephen Decatur. In 1804, Decatur led a small crew of sailors on a mission into Tripoli. The crew burned a US ship that had been captured by pirates and escaped without a loss of American life.