The official war of 1812 bicentennial website - Celebrating 200 years of peace
Historic Sites & Museums

Octagon MuseumOctagon Museum

On Friday, February 17, 1815, the War of 1812 was brought to an end when President James Madison signed the Treaty of Ghent in the Octagon House, where he resided with his wife Dolley, their temporary residence after the British burned the White House.


1799 New York Ave NW Washington, D.C., DC 20006, United States

Photo credit: Kimberly Treible

war of 1812 Celebrating 200 years of peace