1812 Remembered

Welcome to Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum’s audio tour, “1812 Remembered.”  On this tour you will learn about some of the causes of the War of 1812, its effects on non-military and military people alike, and the results of the War in southern Maryland. This project was produced by the Huntingtown High School 2010-2011 Archeology Classes, and contains commentary from several experts.  This tour starts just outside the Visitor Center and as you walk through this tour you will encounter information on five specific areas relating to the Battle of St. Leonard Creek. These include Farmers, Shipping, African Americans, Women, and Militia. We thank you for taking the time to experience this tour, and hope this will be an enjoyable and educational experience for all.  The tour is open year round and costs nothing but the use of your cell phone minutes.   To activate the tour, dial 410-246-1966 from your cell phone.

Below are the 10 stops for the 1812 Remembered Audio Tour with the audio recordings that you can listen to now by clicking on the links under each stop. Make sure your speakers are on!

A painting of a ground battle with the Americans and the British.
Stop 1: Causes of the War of 1812

A women assisting other soldiers with a wounded soldier (1812 reinactment at JPPM).

Stop 6: Women during the War of 1812   (Photo: CSW)

Image of an old tobacco market sign.
Stop 2: Farming in the Patuxent Region

201:  Dr. Ralph Eshelman



Old shipping vessels in the water. Stop 7: Shipping and Impressments  (Photo: Shisler)

701: Dr. Ralph Eshelman

Image of the militia men from one of the 1812 reenactments put on by JPPM every September.Stop 3: Maryland Militia (Photo: Eshelman)

301: Don Shomette



American ships used during the War of 1812. 
  Stop 8: Chesapeake Flotilla

  801: Dr. Ralph Eshelman

British ships used during the War of 1812.

Image of a corn field ready to be harvested.
Stop 4: Farming During the War

401: Don Shomette

American sailors in a small boat.
Stop 9: Battle of St. Leonard Creek (Photo Eshelman)

901: Don Shomette

Illustration of African Americans in war uniforms during the War of 1812.
Stop 5: African Americans during  the War of 1812

501: Don Shomette

Poster about Charles Ball.
Stop 10: Charles Ball

Click on following links to see our other audio tours on the Park!      A Culture Revisited      |     Walking in Their Footsteps

This tour was possible through the generous support of the Friends of JPPM, the Southern Maryland Heritage Consortium, Garrett Music Academy, an Anonymous Donor and the Calvert County Public Schools.  Music was provided by Ship’s Company and David & Ginger Hildebrand.