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The number to call is
May - mid-October
Make use of the Battlefield Historic Site for a picnic or ramble the battlegrounds.
Enjoy the grand view westward and linger at the end of the day to watch the sunset.
Sackets Harbor Battlefield Alliance
Supporting the Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site
The Battlefield Events Calendar was updated on April 4th and will be updated as events are finalized.
War of 1812 Weekend 2014
The Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site and the Sackets Harbor Battlefield Alliance, Inc. are pleased to announce the tenth annual War of 1812 Weekend for Friday evening August 1 through Sunday afternoon August 3. Infomation on the Event and an Invitation to participants is available here: War of 1812 Weekend Invitation.
The Battlefield Site and Facilities
Labor Day marked the end of the 2013 season at the battlefield. Although the facilities are closed for the season, visitors can still explore this historic site. The grounds are accessible dawn to dusk year-round. Visitors may explore the grounds and Navy Yard property, follow the History Trail and read the 10 interpretive panels. The Site’s History Trail connects to the Village of Sackets Harbor’s new War of 1812 Bicentennial Trail.
The Site’s business office is open Monday through Friday 8:30am to 5pm year-round, plus in the summer season Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Schedule an appointment to conduct research in the Site’s library and archive collection by calling 315-646-3634.
War of 1812 “Second Battle of Sackets Harbor”
200th Anniversary Commemorative
Envelope & Stamp Issue
On the actual 200th anniversary of the “Second Battle of Sackets Harbor” (May 29, 1813), the Sackets Harbor (NY) post office cancelled 125 collectable, limited-edition commemorative envelopes which feature a map of the 1813 operations at Sackets Harbor, an informative insert about the battle, and a first-class US postage stamp featuring the portrait of Major General Alexander Macomb.
American artist Thomas Sully painted MG Alexander Macomb’s oil portrait on canvas in 1829. Permission to use the portrait for the postage stamps was given by the West Point Museum, located at the United States Military Academy. The custom-made, first-class U.S. postage stamps were created solely for these Sackets Harbor collectable envelopes.
Adding to the heritage appeal, both the envelopes and informative inserts were individually hand-printed by Christine Eggleston and her daughter Lauren near Sackets Harbor in the Town of Hounsfield. Created at their own “Bedford Creek Press” on an antique Chandler & Price platen press, the issue features 100% cotton papers and inks in vintage colors, with all papers and plates made in the USA.
The Sackets Harbor-cancelled envelopes sell for $8 each, plus $2 for shipping/handling. Telephone credit card sales are accepted at 315-646-3634 Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm. Purchases by check may be sent to: The Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site, Box 27, Sackets Harbor, NY 13685.
New York State's Path Through History | War of 1812
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