War of 1812

USRC Surveyor Under attack

Revenue Cutter Surveyor defends against the British

War of 1812 on the Chesapeake Bay

The British Navy blockaded the Chesapeake Bay from 1812 through the end of 1814.  The Revenue Cutter Surveyor was attacked and captured in the York River just off Yorktown in June of 1813.  How did the War of 1812 affect the people of the Chesapeake Bay?  Join the crew of the Watermen’s Museum for an exploration of the causes, events, and outcomes of the War that swept across our Bay’s shores.

Orientation and 3 – 20 Minute Stations:

  1. Yorktown and the War of 1812 / Map Studies
  2. Life Aboard Ship: Watches and Bells
  3. Naval Weapons and Tactics
  4. The Battle for USRC Surveyor in York River

Grade level: 4-12

Program Location: Watermen’s Museum

Program Length: 1.5 hours

Program Cost: $5 per participant

To schedule a program tour at the museum or to receive more information, please call (757) 887-2641 or email “admin @watermens.org” (please remove space from address and copy to your email “TO” section.