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Battle of Bladensburg Visitor Center

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Bladensburg Waterfront Park
4601 Annapolis Road
Bladensburg, MD 20710
301-927-8819; TTY 301-699-2544 
FREE admission

Hours of Operation

Monday-Wednesday:  CLOSED  
Thursday-Saturday:  10 am-4 pm
Sunday:   12 noon-4 pm  

The Battle of Bladensburg Visitor Center is located along the Anacostia River near the site of The Battle of Bladensburg, which occurred on August 24,1814. This devastating American loss allowed the British to proceed into Washington, D.C. where many government buildings were burned including the U.S. Capitol and The White House.

The Battle of Bladensburg Visitor Center and the Waterfront Park are part of The Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail. The visitor center uses photos, artifacts and other media to tell the fascinating story of the people, places and events of the War in Prince George’s County.

Historical and archaeological artifacts from the British troop encampments in Nottingham are displayed, along with narrative historical accounts, and a movie depicting the famous namesake battle of this visitor center. Stop by and experience the dramatic events and stories for yourself!

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2014 Bladensburg Waterfront Park Calendar of Events
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War of 1812
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