Defenders Day Weekend

Defenders Day Weekend

14 Sep 09:00 - 16 Sep 17:00 - Baltimore
Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine


The volunteers of the Chesapeake Independent Blues will be joining the Fort McHenry Guard in commemorating the defense of Baltimore in 1814 as part of the annual Defenders Day Weekend celebrations being held on September 14-16. 2018. The public interpretive program will feature military encampments, drill and weapon demonstrations, military camp life, as well as modern entertainments and performances culminated by a grand fireworks display on Saturday evening.

The Blues will be representing the Maryland Militia Artillery which served with distinction along side their Federal counterparts in successfully defending Fort McHenry during a British naval bombardment on September 13-14, 1814.

Past Events

1812 Cavalcade Bus Tour

15 Sep 11:00 - 21:00 15 Sep 11:00 - 21:00 - Baltimore Baltimore
Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine
The Annual Bus Tour of 1812 Sites begins at Ft. McHenry and returns to Ft. McHenry for dinner with the Friends of the Fort, music, fireworks and great celebrations...   More info

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