War of 1812 Sites

If you’re looking to explore War of 1812 sites and want to find the best places to view War of 1812 history then you can explore our interactive map above or navigate further by using the links below.

Once you’ve explored the list of War of 1812 sites and selected those you wish to visit you can use our itinerary planner tool to plan your trip and then print off a free pocket guidebook. This indispensible holiday guide will help you make the most of your time exploring War of 1812 sites.

Our database of historic sites is growing all the time, but we may not cover them all. Remember, if you know of other War of 1812 sites, remains or ruins, you can always add them to Trip Historic now by visiting our upload page.

War of 1812: Site Index

Fort Hamilton

Fort Hamilton is a Third System Fort, a US military base and home to the Harbor Defense Museum.

Fort Hamilton is a US military base in New York built between 1825 and 1831 as part of the city’s Third System defences. The Third System forts were coastal defences built in the US following the War of 1812. Even before its construction, the site on which Fort Hamilton was built... Read More

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Fort McHenry

Fort McHenry was the site of a siege during the War of 1812 and the inspiration for the American National Anthem.

Fort McHenry in Baltimore was originally constructed as a defensive structure between 1799 and 1802. It was named after James McHenry, the Secretary of War from 1796 to 1800. However it was in the War of 1812 that this five pointed star shaped brick building served its most famous role. The... Read More