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North Point Sate Park to celebrate battle with free activities

NPSP bannerTake the kids to North Point State Park this weekend to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of North Point with free family friendly activities, tours, interpretive exhibits, reenactments and much more.

Part of the Start Spangled Spectacular, the celebration of the Battle of North Point will take place 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. Sept. 6 and 7.

Activities for the special Battle of North Point anniversary will include:

  • Guided Bus Tours and Living History, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.: Tours will run every 20 minutes from the park’s Takos Visitor Center. Highlights will include brief stops at Veteran’s Park, the Todd House and the North Point Battlefield where guests will watch history come to life through demonstrations performed by American and British Soldiers.
  • Self-Guided Tours, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.: Visitors will enjoy learning about the park’s history at their own pace! Everyone is encouraged to stop by the Gate House or Takos Visitor Center for a map and interpretive brochure to make the most of their trip.
  • Interpretive Exhibits, 8.a.m.-5 p.m.: In honor of this celebration, the visitor center is excited to unveil its new interpretive exhibits and displays. Guests will learn the history of the region, its significant role during the battle of North Point, its history as Bay Shore Amusement Park and what the park offers today. Gifts and refreshments will be available.
  • Children’s Games and Activities, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.: Fun for the whole family! Delve into period crafts and games, enjoy live animal displays, and more in the Trolley Station.
  • Visit Fort Howard, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.: Visitors can extend their trip by visiting Fort Howard for the Defenders Day event as part of Maryland’s Chesapeake Campaign, Battle of North Point. Transportation to and from the Fort will be available every 15 minutes from Parking Lot B at North Point State Park.

Located in Baltimore County on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, North Point State Park is surrounded by natural and historical resources. The Defenders Trail was used during the War of 1812 and passes through the park. It is also the site of the Bay Shore Amusement Park, a popular destination for summer visitors from 1906 through 1947. Visitors can see the original trolley state and fountain that have been restored as well as how nature has reclaimed the land where the amusement park once stood. There are also a number of hiking trails and scenic views overlooking the bay.

For more information visit the North Point State Park website or call 410-477-0757.

Check out more information on The Star-Spangled Spectacular festival Sept. 10-16.

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