Burning of Washington: The British Invasion of DC during the War of 1812 – Conte’s Bike Shop (Yard’s Park) – Washington DC

Learn the fascinating history and stories of DC’s invasion by British forces during the War of 1812   Just 24 years old as the new nation’s federal capital, Washington City (as DC was known ) was nearly wiped out of existence by the British Navy invasion over land on August 24, 1814. Nearly every federal building was burned including the… Read more