Although this war lasted until 1815, it is referred to as the War of 1812, the year the United States declared war on Great Britain. This year the country kicks off the commemoration of the 200th anniversary of this conflict. DC became the target of the British army in 2014, as they successfully marched into the city, burning many of its monuments including the White House and the US Capitol.
1861-1865— From Civil War to Civil Rights. From 2011 to 2015, DC and the nation will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Dozens of events and activities will take place in Washington, DC. Walk in the footsteps of President Abraham Lincoln and his generals as they plan and strategize at the White House and President Lincoln’s Cottage. Follow the escape route of John Wilkes Booth after the assassination of President Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre. Follow the Downtown Heritage Trail to find out about these and other Civil War stories on the self-guided walking tour and pick up the free summary guidebook. Check out the free audio tour or Smartphone app.
I would like to take the time to thank you for the support provided to our organization, Latin Fashion Week. The event was a huge success thank to the cooperation of company like Cultural Tourism DC and people like you.