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Patuxent River Naval Air Museum & Visitor Center

22156 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park, MD 20653

38.27634 -76.46368

(301) 863-1900

The first naval skirmish in Maryland between the British Navy and the Chesapeake Flotilla took place off of Cedar Point on June 1, 1814. Cedar Point…

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Sotterley Plantation

44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood, MD 20636

38.37639 -76.54387

(301) 373-2280

The plantation was a mustering site for local militia aiding the Chesapeake Flotilla.   More than 40 slaves escaped to British vessels. Tour the plantation and see…

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Christ Episcopal Church (King and Queen Parish)

23590 Maddox Road, Chaptico, MD 20621

38.36614 -76.78397

(301) 884-3451

Eleven days after raiding Leonardtown, the British raid Chaptico.  Troops destroyed homes and tobacco warehouses and vandalized the church including the Key Family vault.  Learn more…

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Leonardtown Wharf Park

22510 Washington Street, Leonardtown, MD 20650

38.2863 -76.6386

(301) 475-9791

To distract attention from his plan to use the Patuxent to seize the capital, British Rear Admiral Cockburn conducted  a series of raids along the Potomac. …

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Tudor Hall

41680 Tudor Place, Leonardtown, MD 20650

38.288 -76.63434

(301) 475-2467

Originally built in 1744 and enlarged in the 1760s, this Georgian-style house was the home of Phillip Key, uncle of Francis Scott Key, author of the…

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