Explore these amazing engravings of the President's House and the Capitol Building following the Burning of Washington on August 24, 1814. The engravings were done by William Strickland and depict the destruction caused by the British attack and subsequent tornado.
Two hundred years ago, the nation's capital was burned by a foreign power. Explore the reactions of two newspapers, The Columbian and the Federal Republican, to this historic event with us. PDFs of the articles are included.
Reflecting on the 200th anniversary of the Burning of Washington, read The Washington Times' 1914 article on the topic, including major players' reactions, rumors leading up to it, and President Madison's disbelief.