Coverlogo-small.jpgIn 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 experiencthe events, programs and exhibits commemorating the largest and most costly battle of the War of 1812 in the state of Connecticut.

Watch the Mini-Documentry

See the Battle Site Tours pages to download tour maps and info

See History pages for battle maps and Battle Site Essex Booklet

Buy the Book!  The British Raid on Essex, The Forgotten Battle of the War of 1812

Watch official Bicentennial Music Video“The Privateers of Pettipaug”