The British Are Coming ... Again
War of 1812 re-enactment set for this weekend.
Havre de Grace will host a huge commemoration for the bicentennial of the War of 1812 next May.
But the British are burning Havre de Grace again this weekend—in a re-enactment of the historic attack on the town. The re-enactment will be held at the Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House from 10 a.m until 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Children attend for free; adults can get in for $3.
Havre de Grace was affected by the War of 1812 in May of 1813—when British troops burned the waterfront community.
An agenda for Saturday's event is as follows:
- 10 a.m. — Morning Gun – Announces the start of the event.
- 10:30 a.m.— Militia drill
- 11 a.m.— US Marine drill
- 11:30 a.m. — Cannon firing—Ship’s company demonstrates “O’Neill’s Gun”
- Noon — Troops stand down for lunch
- 1 p.m. — Discussion of background of War of 1812– Christopher George
- 2 p.m. — American drill
- 2:30 p.m. — Attack on Havre de Grace
- 3:15 p.m. — Star-Spangled Banner presentation
- 4 p.m. — Event ends