Hampstead Hill – Searching for the Battle of Baltimore in Patterson Park
Patterson Park, known as Hampstead Hill in the early 1800s, was the site of Baltimore’s major defensive position against a British land invasion in the War of 1812. With funding from the Maryland Heritage Area Authority and the National Park Service American Battlefield Protection Program, Baltimore Heritage completed an archaeological investigation of Patterson Park in spring 2014.
This digital exhibit tells the story of Hampstead Hill during the Battle of Baltimore and beyond featuring artifacts, historical maps, and information on people who defended Baltimore from the British attack over 200 years ago.
This exhibit is based on the April 2015 project final report by John Bedell, Gregory Katz and Jason Shellenhamer for the Louis Berger Group, Inc. Additional contributors to this exhibit include Jessica Feldt, Eli Pousson and Johns Hopkins. Special thanks to Scott Sheads, consulting project historian and a National Park Ranger/Historian at Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine for sharing his research and writing on Hampstead Hill and the Battle of Baltimore.