Sackets Harbor Battlefield Alliance
Sackets Harbor 1815

Site Hours

Grounds

  • Open Daily
  • Sunrise - Sunset

Facilities

Starting May 23 Wednesdays through Saturdays 10-5, and Sundays 1-5

June 28 through August 19 – 7-days a week

Aug. 20 through Labor Day - Wednesdays through Saturdays 10-5, and Sundays 1-5

Open Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day

1812 Notebook

1812 Cannon

Firepower

African-American SEaman

African-Americans at Sackets Harbor

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.

Sackets Harbor Battlefield Historic Site
Schedule of Events 2015

Saturday. June 6 - Celebrate National Trails Day
The Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site's History Trail and the Village's War of 1812 Bicentennial Trail create a six-mile circle around and through this nationally significant community. Start your visit at the west end of Main Street at the historic site where you can watch War of 1812 re-enactors in their living history camp from 9am to 3pm. March and drill with the soldiers, see the cooks prepare the mid-day meal. Follow the history trail to read ten interpretive panels which tell the story of this unique battleground. Along the trail you will encounter "A Brush With History" plein air painting with the Arts Association of Northern New York artists. Enjoy their all day program including demonstrations from 9am to noon and a workshop from 1-4pm. Find them at the picnic pavilion by the trail off Hill St. Trail maintenance is another part of the day. Join community volunteers on the Village's trail portion between Ambrose Street and Smithville Road by the school. Meet on Ambrose Street. Bring rakes, shovels, gloves, water, and wear appropriate clothes for trail maintenance. Discover the whole 6-mile trail as it winds through cultivated fields, woods, village streets, cemeteries, and a former Army post. Be amazed at the spectacular lake vista!

Sat. June 6 & Sun. June 7 - "A Brush With History" conducted by the Arts Association of Northern New York; picnic pavilion and grounds; painting, demonstrations, and workshops both days, 9am to 4pm. Register with AANNY.

Sat. June 6 – 1812 Marine Guard living history camp, Memorial Grove, 9am – 4pm

Sundays June 28 – Sept. 6 - Historical Society’s Concerts 3-5pm (except Aug. 2)

Weds. – Sats. – War of 1812 Living History Camp located on Washington St.,
July 1 till Aug. 15

Sat. July 4th - Village’s annual Fourth of July Fireworks, est. 9:30pm

Thurs. July 9 – Pencil Drawing Class with Jessica Hayden, 9am – 12noon, $20., register through JCC Continuing Education Division

Sat. July 11 – "The Smuggler's Secrets: A Program for American Girl Fans" meet author Kathleen Ernst, creator of the American Girl stories “Caroline Abbott” Sackets Harbor War of 1812 Heroine; hands-on activities, refreshments, author’s reading, “Caroline” doll raffle, 1pm to 3pm., picnic pavilion; pre-registration required $25 each child and adult

Sat. July 11 – 1812 Marine Guard living history camp, Memorial Grove, 9am – 4pm

Sat. July 18 – Annual Kite Fest; free kites while they last; 1pm, barn lawn.

Sat. July 25 – “A Tasteful Era: The Delicious and Decorous Menus of Mid-19th Century Cooking in America,” presentation and tastings with Bureau of Historic Sites and Olana State Historic Site Associate Curators; tour the Commandant’s House between 10am and 2pm with emphasis on the kitchen and dining room; event 2-4pm at picnic pavilion; pre-registration required $25 each

Sat. August 1 – Sun. Aug. 2 - Annual War of 1812 Living History Weekend
living history demonstrations and military tacticals Saturday all day including English Country Dancers demonstration 3pm-4pm, Dance 7pm-9pm; Sunday living history continues till 1pm.

Tues. Aug. 4 – Pencil Drawing Class with Jessica Hayden, 9am – 12noon, $20., register through JCC Continuing Education Division

Thurs. Aug. 6 – Digital Photography Class with Jessica Hayden, 9am – 12noon, $20., register through JCC Continuing Education Division

Sat. Aug. 8 – War of 1812 Tea and History of Chocolate with Genesee Country Museum staff, complimentary War of 1812 Bicentennial commemorative tea cup and saucer; 1pm to 2:15pm, pavilion, pre-registration required $25 per person

Sat. Aug. 22 – 1812 Marine Guard living history camp, Memorial Grove, 9am – 4pm.

Sat. Sept. 5 - 1812 Marine Guard living history camp, Memorial Grove, 9am – 3pm.

Site Buildings close for the season after Labor Day September 7th.