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October 7, 2023
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Lower Marlboro United Methodist Church 
6519 Lower Marlboro Lane
Owings, MD 20736

Lower Marlboro Hall 
3911 Lower Marlboro Road
Owings, MD 20736

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Lower Marlboro Freedom Day

Saturday, October 7, 2023

As the War of 1812 raged into the summer of 1814, British troops sailed up the Patuxent River in a bid to take Washington, D.C. On their way, they stopped at the port of Lower Marlboro in what is now Owings to commandeer supplies and offered freedom to local enslaved men and women in exchange for their service to the British war effort. Fourteen people won their freedom that day, on what we now commemorate as Lower Marlboro Freedom Day.

This is a wonderful opportunity for all ages to enjoy the fall weather while celebrating our local history and heritage. The event will take place at Lower Marlboro Hall (3911 Lower Marlboro Road, Owings) and Lower Marlboro United Methodist Church (6519 Lower Marlboro Lane, Owings). Free Parking.

Festivities include: 

Maryland Department of Natural Resources will host a free fishing at the pier; under 16 years old do not require a fishing license; those older than 16 should apply for their license before the event. A valid Maryland fishing or crabbing license is required. Visit the Maryland DNR web site for fishing license information.

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