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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.
1812 US Marines Living History
and Weapons Display
Stop by the Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site on Saturday June 16 to see authentic War of 1812 naval small arms and other weapons on display. Local members of the 1812 Marine Guard will explain the weapons and provide living history demonstrations from 10am to 3pm at the Main Street entrance to the Battlefield site.
Learn about the weapons, how they worked, and their employment in naval combat during the War of 1812. Listen to Guard members in 1812-era uniforms as they tell the story of the boarding pike and British and American Muskets, pistols, cutlasses and axes. Pick up a wooden musket, learn to march and drill along side the 1812 Marines.
See how the ladies cooked in camp and talk with them about the female side of life in the early 19th century.
The 1812 Marines and ladies will also be on duty Saturday July 14 and during the annual War of 1812 Weekend August 4 and 5.
Make this part of your visit to Sackets Harbor on Saturday June 16th for the War of 1812 International Peace Garden dedication at Main and Ray Streets at 1pm and the War of 1812 Bicentennial Kick-Off BBQ at the American Legion Post on Ambrose Street from 2pm to 4pm. BBQ cost is $ 5 per person.