Video Visualizing Early Washington, D.C.

If you’re a serious D.C. history nerd, you’ll find this just as fascinating as I do. It was produced by UMBC’s Imaging Research Center (IRC) about a year ago. The voiceover is a little dry, but follow along and watch the whole thing. It’s very interesting.

Here’s a cool screenshot of the final scene, imagining what the Capitol looked like in 1814.

U.S. Capitol 1814
U.S. Capitol 1814
  • Jim

    Cannot see video but I would like to

  • Ghosts of DC

    Jim, try going directly to the video at

  • Sheila


  • Quint

    This is amazing. Thank you!

    • Ghosts of DC

      One of our favorite posts for sure.