Interpretive Planning Workshops
In November and December 2009, during eight workshops in Maryland, Alexandria, VA, and Washington, DC, Trail partners and stakeholders contributed information about War of 1812 stories and sites in their regions that have the potential to provide learning and recreational opportunities for visitors and residents.
Results of the Interpretive Planning Workshops
Click here to view a summary report of the workshop series. Click on a location below to read the minutes from a particular workshop:
Did You Know?
The low point in the War of 1812 for the United States was undoubtedly the British occupation of Washington in August of 1814. Neither Secretary of War John Armstrong nor any other high official in the government thought the capital was in jeopardy because it had no real strategic value.