Please use the CONTACT US page for all questions or comments on any issue.

COLLEGES - please look for ROTC Information on second page under NEWS heading.

We Welcome you

Two hundred years ago a young nation faced a grave challenge to its hard fought sovereignty. Sailors were taken from its merchant ships and made to serve on British naval vessels. Its new capital, Washington, DC, was invaded by foreign forces and the White House burned. The United States and all the sacrifices of the American Revolution could have been lost. The War of 1812 was not just the war during which our country’s National Anthem was written, but was the conflict that completed the work of the American Revolution.

Welcome to the website of the Society of the War of 1812 in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Our organization strives to honor the brave soldiers and sailors that served in the Second War for Independence. We perpetuate their memory and their love of the United States of America through education and preservation of documents and memorials about the War. Learn more about the Society and its important purpose by clicking on the menu choices.

While we represent the whole state, we are mainly a Philadelphia based group. We hold regular board meetings culminating with an annual meeting, usually in March. Then there are social and educational events during the year where members and occasional guests gather to share our heritage.

New on the site, we have video of a lecture Jefferson Moak gave at the 2018 Annual Meeting discussing the founding of the group. See Our Beginnings page.


We are pleased to note our annual ROTC awards, and direct you to two pages listed under NEWS. Click for ROTC INFO or ROTC 2016 There you will find details of our award, and pictures of presenters this year and last.

NEW - List of officers, Church service photos above, ROTC Awards 2018, Video lecture discussing our founding on the OUR BEGINNINGS page. List of new members on News.

Events Calendar



Sunday, May 19 -

Church Service at Lower Merion Baptist Church with lunch at Merion Cricket Club


Tuesday, June 11 -

Board Meeting


Sunday August 18 -

BBQ at Merion Golf


August 22-25 -

General Society Annual Meeting, Washington DC.


Tuesday, September 10 -

Board Meeting


Tuesday, December 3 -

Board Meeting


Saturday, March 14, 2020 -

Annual Meeting


August 6-9, 2020 -

Triennial in Philadelphia








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