North Point State Battlefield

North Point Battlefield State Park Flags

Contact: 410-477-0757

Open: 8 a.m. to sunset

Location: 2880 block of North Point Road, near the intersection of North Point Road and Trappe Road in Dundalk. Click here for directions.

Mailing Address:

North Point State Battlefield
c/o Gunpowder Falls State Park
P.O. Box 480
Kingsville, MD 21087


North Point State Battlefield preserves nine acres of open land which represent the last undeveloped parcel from the site of the Battle of North Point, a turning point in the Defense of Baltimore during the War of 1812. On September 12, 1814, 3,000 citizen soldiers of the Maryland militia deployed across this field and fought invading British regulars from behind a fence line along its eastern edge. American Brigadier General Stricker, the hero of North Point, commanded his forces from within the borders of the State Battlefield.

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Defenders Day, photo by Angela Crenshaw

Defenders Day​

Every year in September North Point State Battlefield celebrates the national story of bravery displayed more than 200 years ago at the Battle of North Point. This turning point in the War of 1812 proved the tenacity of the citizens of Baltimore and their fight for American independence.