Date(s) - Sunday, July 23, 2017
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Patterson Park Pagoda
In the fall of 1814, thousands of people came together on Hampstead Hill to defend Baltimore and the nation from a British attack. Today, the former fortifications are located within Patterson Park and topped by the charming Patterson Park Pagoda. After a short climb of the Pagoda’s winding iron stairs, you’ll see an unparalleled view of East Baltimore, Downtown and the Harbor and hear the story of Hampstead Hill and War of 1812. In no time at all, you’ll see the bombs bursting in air over Fort McHenry and hear the voices of people like Jacob and Susan Loudenslager (the original butchers on Butcher’s Hill) and Charles Ball (an escaped slave who fought at Bladensburg and Baltimore). This short tour explores Patterson Park’s rich history from the early 1800s up through the present day renaissance sparked by the efforts of the Friends of Patterson Park and other local stewards.