North Point

Tour curated by: The Battle of Baltimore Team

This tour explores sites related to North Point, the Battle of Baltimore land campaign along the Patapsco Neck peninsula in Baltimore County.

Locations for Tour

On Sunday, September 11, almost three weeks after the Americans’ embarrassment at Bladensburg and the burning of Washington, an estimated fifty British ships were spotted at the mouth of the Patapsco River. While the British “bomb…

In Maryland’s earliest days as a colony, a merchant, sea captain and farmer named Thomas Todd received a land grant of 1,150 acres from Lord Baltimore. Situated along Shallow Creek near the end of the North Point peninsula, this property…

On the eve of the 25thAnniversary of the Battle of North Point, a prominent physician of medicine and purveyor of his famous “Houck’s Remedies” gave to the State of Maryland an acre of land on the battlefield for the princely sum of…

“Sunday, 11th September 1814. This has been a day of great alarm, and to some of terror and dismay. I feel a confidence that God will mercifully spare the city and save the inhabitants from destruction.” Journal of the Reverend John…