Sackets Harbor Battlefield Alliance
Sackets Harbor 1815

Site Hours

Grounds

  • Open Daily
  • Sunrise - Sunset

Facilities

Closed for the Season

1812 Notebook

1812 Cannon

Firepower

Working in the mud

Militia, Mud and Misery

The Orleans

Quality Workmanship?

Soldiers Cooking

Profit vs. Patriotism

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Picnic on the Battlefield
Make use of the Battlefield Historic Site for a picnic or ramble the battlegrounds.


Sunset on the Battlefield
Enjoy the grand view westward and linger at the end of the day to watch the sunset.

The Sackets Harbor Battlefield Alliance
Supporting the Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site

The Sackets Harbor Battlefield Alliance, Inc. is a not-for-profit private corporation chartered by the New York State Education Department to support the activities of the Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site.

The Alliance has purchased reproduction period clothing for the site’s interpreters, provided support for the site’s publications and advertising, provided computer hardware and software to support the site’s activities, and provided financial support for a number of site-sponsored public events and activities.

Join the Alliance today and help preserve this historic battlefield site.
Download an Alliance Brochure and Membership Application (pdf format).

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The Sackets Harbor Battlefield Alliance Board

 Governance of the Alliance is by a 12-member Board of Trustees. Board members for the 2012 - 2013 term are

  • Officers
  • Cynthia Shelmidine (President)
  • Ted Schofield (Vice President)
  • James E. Fitzpatrick (Secretary)
  • G. Hale Smith (Treasurer)
  • Members
  • Dr. Timothy Abel
  • David W. Altieri
  • William L. Bamann
  • John H. Cleveland III
  • Dr. Gary Gibson
  • Susan Gibson
  • Clayton F. Nans
  • Thomas V. Nowak
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Digital Research Library

The Sackets Harbor Battlefield Alliance maintains a digital research library containing a large number of transcribed original source documents, maps and photographs. This computer research library is often used by researchers and students.

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.

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The Sackets Harbor 1812 Marine Guard

This is a volunteer group of re-enactors who dress as 1812-era United States Marines and demonstrate the uniforms, equipment, weapons and drill that was standard for the Marines during the War of 1812. It is a little-known fact that by the fall of 1814 almost two-thirds of the United Stated Marine Corps were stationed at Sackets Harbor. This group commemorates that fact and they present “living history” demonstrations periodically from May through September.

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Volunteering at the Battlefield

Observe the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 with us. We'll soon provide our schedule of events for the bicentennial, along with popular websites of those who are observing the battle with us, and a place for volunteers to sign up.

Download the Volunteer Service Form (pdf format)