Havre de Grace 1813 Bicentennial Commemoration

2014 Bicentennial Commemoration Events Open to the Public


First Fridays, Main Street Havre de Grace 5-10pm

Shopping, cafe style outdoor dining, live music and more as downtown Havre de Grace celebrates May's First Friday with a War of 1812 Flair!

Saturday and Sunday

At Steppingstone Farm Museum:

May 3rd & 4th (Saturday and Sunday)- War of 1812 Commemoration and Opening Weekend 1-4pm, Admission $5.00

Visit us on Opening Weekend with Rural Arts and Crafts demonstrations with a focus on trades and farming during the War of 1812 for the bicentennial commemoration.


At Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House:

May 3rd (Saturday)- War of 1812 Reenactment 10am-5pm

The War of 1812 Reenactment hosted at the Lock House will feature military encampments, demonstrations, lectures, children's crafts and activities and more! Follow the link for detailed schedule and reenactor registration information.

"Grace Under Fire Ball"

May 3rd, Saturday Dinner 5-7pm, Ball 7-11pm, Ticketed Event, Pre-reservation Required

Dinner and Ball in Historic Havre de Grace as part of the 1812 Bicentennial Commemoration. Come for the whole weekend to enjoy the reenactment, ball, teas, living history, and more!

English Country Dance Music by:


Caller: Beverly Francis, a specialist in leading 1812-era balls for all levels of dancers.

Dinner 5-7pm, $15.00

Ball 7-11pm, $25.00 dancers, $15 student rate, $10 non-dancing guests

Site: The Carriage Barn at Steppingstone Farm Museum, 461 Quaker Bottom Rd., Havre de Grace, Md 21015, in Susquehanna State Park

This year the Grace Under Fire Ball is a fundraiser for the Carriage Barn renovation project and "Carriage Through Time" exhibit installation at Steppingstone Farm Museum. Ball Admission and Dinner Reservations by pre-registration by May 2nd.

Dinner is being included as an option to guarantee you dinner in a timely manner on site.

Lodging available in Havre de Grace, nearby Aberdeen, or camping in Susquehanna State Park.

Dances will be walked through; reenactors are experienced federal/regency era dancers.  Experienced English Country Dancers are welcome.  Dress is regency/1812 military or civilian or modern formal/ black tie.  Soft-soled shoes only for the wood floor, no heel plates, swords, or firearms. 

All dances will be appropriate to 1812-1814 for our bicentennial celebration.  Step back in time with us!

Limited tickets are available, registrations accepted in the order received. Email confirmation, dance instructions, and maps will be sent the week before the ball and name tag and booklet will be held at the door.  If you cancel your registration and/or dinner reservation on or before April 20th, we will refund all but $10 of your registration. 

Ball Flier for sharing and mail-in registration

Dances for the Grace under Fire Ball- to be updated soon for 2014!

Online Registration- Fill out the form below with option and all names, you can change quanitity on the next PayPal page.

Ball Options
First and Last name(s) for Tag
Phone Number


At Steppingstone Farm Museum:

May 4th (Sunday)- A Regency Era Ladies Tea- 11am and 4pm seatings, Admission $25.00

Get into the spirit of 1812 with a Regency Ladies Tea, mingle with regency ladies and learn about manners, high society, Jane Austen, and other pastimes and intrigues of 200 years ago. Join us at the lovely Steppingstone Farm House for a Regency Tea featuring Professional Storyteller and Historic Reenactor Alisa Dupuy.

Tickets are $25, which includes your Afternoon Tea, the Performance, an exciting glimpse of the past, and a donation to the museum. Seats are limited due to the size of the historic home so we are offering 2 seatings, we will make every effort to seat groups together but tables are limited to 4-6 each so you may be seated with another party. The teas require attention for an hour and proper table manners and thus are not suitable for children under the age of 8 years. Your paypal confirmation is your receipt and places you on our seating list. We will contact you if we need clarification on your order or group size for seating purposes. Please let us know if you need special accommodations for accessibility or seating. Cancellations must be made 2 weeks before the tea for a refund unless we are able to sell your seats to someone on the waiting list. Thank you for your understanding.

Please come for a lovely day out and let Steppingstone get you excited for the bicentennial!

Regency Tea Seats $25
Phone Number

Subject to Change - Events are Rain or Shine - No Refunds

*Events, Dates, and Admissions Subject to Change

Please call to confirm 410-939-2299



461 Quaker Bottom Road

Havre De Grace, MD 21078

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