• The Star-Spangled Banner flying over Tangier Island, VA.

    Star-Spangled Banner

    National Historic Trail DC, MD, VA

Operating Hours & Seasons

Hours

Hours of opening for sites along the trail vary widely by location and season. Locate sites and find contact information using the trail's interactive online map. Contact sites or attractions directly, as operating hours vary widely.

Did You Know?

The British burned parts of Washington, D.C. including the White House in August 1814.

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.