Immerse yourself in the 1812 era at Charles County’s bicentennial events
The Charles County Commissioners invite the public to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812 in Charles County. Take the opportunity to relive history at a variety of events taking place Saturday and Sunday, August 30-31.
Stop by “The War of 1812 Bicentennial, A Star Spangled Celebration” at historic Maxwell Hall (6680 Maxwell Hall Drive, Hughesville) on Saturday, August 30. Tour the 18th century home and be a part of living history as you experience an 1812 style wedding and learn how the war impacted the Keech family. Lace makers, blacksmiths, basket makers, and corn husks crafts are just a sampling of the unique treasures you will find in the marketplace.
Serenity Farm (6932 Serenity Farm Road, Benedict) is home to “Celebrate Charles: March From Benedict” on Saturday and Sunday, August 30-31. Experience farming and plantation life, view the area where 1814 artifacts were found, and visualize over 40 British ships in the Patuxent River. The two day event will also feature live music, crafters, artisans, local food, children’s activities, and evening entertainment.
Visit the quaint village of Benedict, where British troops landed in August of 1814 before beginning their march to Washington, D.C., and enjoy unique waterfront dining. On Sunday, August 31, embrace the significance of the village by partaking in a history walk and lecture with local historians.
For more information and your free copy of the Charles County Visitor Guide, visit www.CharlesCountyMD.gov or call 800-766-3386. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 866-269-9006.