Brian Unger and some locals travel back in time to Baltimore, Maryland, and Los Angeles, California, for two very different American stories. First, Brian and his guests time travel to Baltimore at the height of the War of 1812. They start their journey at Fells Point, a major shipyard during the war. Some of the most famous schooners were built right here, including the "Pride Of Baltimore." The group sets sail on a replica called "Pride of Baltimore II" and the schooner transforms in front of our eyes into its original 19th century glory. Next, the group is led through the actual Battle of Baltimore, where they fire cannons at British ships and attempt to sing the drinking song that eventually became our National Anthem.