Notice

Please note, the Modern by Design exhibition is temporarily closed for repairs and will reopen on April 27 More

Experience the terror of British troops torching the White House, Capitol, and other public buildings during the War of 1812.  This section reveals how just a few Americans loyalists helped the British overwhelm American defenses and capture the city of Washington.

Experience the terror of British troops torching the White House, Capitol, and other public buildings during the War of 1812.  This section reveals how just a few Americans loyalists helped the British overwhelm American defenses and capture the city of Washington.

Chicago History Museum Sharing Chicago's Stories
X

Thank you for subscribing to our newsletter!

Get updates on what’s happening at the Chicago History Museum from exhibitions and programs to special events and more.

What interests you most? Select all that apply.