Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site, Sackets Harbor

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Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site is a historically important location in Jefferson County, New York, United States. The historic site is south of the Village of Sackets Harbor, bordering Lake Ontario in the Town of Hounsfield. Two battles were fought near this location during the War of 1812. Some 3,000 men worked at the shipyard building warships, and the village was fortified and garrisoned with thousands of troops.

The site includes exhibits, a restored 1850s Navy Yard and Commandant's House, outdoor signs, and guided and self-guided tours. During the summer months, interpretive guides, in regimental style, re-enact a soldier's camp life in 1813.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. The battlefield designation includes the 24-acre Horse Island, the site of some British action during the Second Battle of Sacket's Harbor. In July 2017, the Civil War Trust announced that it had acquired the island for preservation, under the first grant in the United States made for a War of 1812 site by the National Park Service's American Battlefield Land Grant program.
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  • This area is a wonderful combination of History and Walking Paths - there are interpretative plaques along the way to identify what had happened there during the war of 1812. Paths were either paved....  more
    This area is a wonderful combination of History and Walking Paths - there are interpretative plaques along the way to identify what had happened there during the war of 1812. Paths were either paved....  more »
  • This is a nice little war of 1812 Battlefield. They have a walking trail where you can walk along with some sites and signs. They also have a couple of buildings with exhibits, one has some period.....  more
    This is a nice little war of 1812 Battlefield. They have a walking trail where you can walk along with some sites and signs. They also have a couple of buildings with exhibits, one has some period.....  more »
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  • Great historic site in a nice small town with a great view. Lots to see in all the buildings and awesome that you can walk the battle field with a nice trail that has info signs
  • A nice side trip as part of our visit to the 1000 Islands area.

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