In 2012 Essex Connecticut was named the State’s first War of 1812 Battle Site in recognition of the British Raid on April 7 & 8, 1814. During this bicentennial year we invite you to explore battle site locations and experience the events, programs and exhibits commemorating the largest and most costly battle of the War of 1812 in the state of Connecticut.
See the Battle Site Tours pages to download tour maps and info
See History pages for battle maps and more information
Watch official Bicentennial Music Video, “The Privateers of Pettipaug”