Many brochures are available to download as pdf files, so you can print them out and review them before you come to the park. Most of these brochures are also available at the visitor center when you arrive. Some of our publications have a lot of graphics so they can be very large--please be patient when downloading these.
Did You Know?
During the War of 1812, after seizing eastern Maine and ravaging the New England coast, British troops invaded the Chesapeake, causing a frantic U.S. retreat in Maryland that was dubbed “the Bladensburg races.” The British then marched into Washington, which American officials had hastily abandoned, leaving behind a formal dinner set at the White House. British troops devoured the victuals and wine before burning the White House, Congress, and other buildings. More...