War of 1812 - Battle of North Point

North Pt Bicentennial

North Point State Park celebrates the national story of bravery during the 200th anniversary of the Battle of North Point. This battle was a turning point in the War of 1812 that proved the tenacity of the citizens of Baltimore and their fight for American independence. The public is invited to join park staff on Saturday, September 6th and Sunday, September 7, 2014 as we celebrate the Battle of North Point as part of Maryland's Chesapeake Campaign. Park admission is free for these two days. Visit North Point State Park's website for location and directions.

Weekend Activities:

The North Point Takos Visitor Center: In honor of this celebration, North Point State Park is excited to unveil its new interpretive exhibits and displays in the Visitor Center. Learn the history of this region, its significant role during the Battle of North Point, history as Bay Shore Amusement Park and what the park offers today. Gifts and refreshments will be available.

Guided Bus Tours and Living History. Tours will run every 20 minutes between 9 a.m. and noon from the North Point Visitor Center at North Point State Park on Saturday and Sunday. Highlights of the tour will include brief stops at Veteran's Park, the Todd House, and the North Point Battlefield where you will watch history come to life in encampments and demonstrations performed by American and British Soldiers.

Self-guided Tours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy learning North Point State Park's history and have fun on your own. Stop by the Visitor Center for a map and interpretive brochure to make the most of your trip.

Children's Games and Activities: 9 a.m. to noon. Bring the kids and delve into period crafts and games, live animal displays and more! Fun for the whole family.

Extend your trip by visiting Fort Howard for the Defenders Day event as part of Maryland's Chesapeake Campaign, Battle of North Point. Transportation to and from the Fort will be available at North Point State Park between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Parking Lot B.