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The Burning of Washington and the War of 1812

Join in this National Mall ranger-led walk to commemorate the dire events of August 1814

Date(s):

Saturday, September 15, 2018 10:00 am

Overview:

Join a Park Ranger on a 3 mile walk through Washington DC exploring the sites and stories of the Burning of Washington in August 1814. August, 1814, the Capitol is in flames. British soldiers destroy many of the iconic public buildings in one of the worst defeats in American history. Join a Ranger and explore the defeat that led to the victory at Baltimore, and helped inspired our National Anthem. Engage in “urban archeology” during a three mile urban hike through the city, exploring the key locations that witnessed the event. Bring plenty of water, comfortable shoes, and be prepared for any weather. Program begins at Belmont Paul Women’s Equality National Monument and ends at The Octagon. No tickets or reservations required. Program also offered on September 8, September 22, and September 29, 2018. Free

Location:

Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument
Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument
144 Constitution Ave.
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 543-2240

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