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.

Sackets Harbor Battlefield Historic Site
Schedule of Events 2015

Labor Day marked the end of the 2014 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.

The Calendar of Events will be updated as events are finalized for the 2015 season.

2014 Season In Review

July 2 - Aug 16
Weds. – Sats. – War of 1812 Living History Camp located on Washington St.

War of 1812 Home Town Heroes Banners: view banners and flags on village streets to honor War of 1812 participants, May through October.

Memorial Day Weekend 2014 marks the beginning of the 12th season of the Sackets Harbor Experience Tour for groups traveling by motor coach.

2014 Schedule of Events
Date Event
May
16th Season's Opening (10am - 5pm)
17th Season's Opening (10am - 5pm)
18th Season's Opening (1pm - 5pm)
24th 9am-3pm 1812 US Marine Guard Living History Camp, end of Main St.,
24th 1pm History markers dedication – Ft. Tompkins and Ft. Kentucky.
29th War of 1812 Bicentennial 2014 commemorative postal envelope with custom-made US postage stamp, and the “Battle of Sackets Harbor May 29, 1813” first edition booklet; on sale at the Lieutenant’s House starting at 10am. Press Release (pdf 121k)
29th 6:30pm Sackets Harbor Battlefield Alliance annual meeting at 6:30pm, with guest speaker nationally recognized marine artist Peter Rindlisbacher at 7:00pm, 3rd fl. former Union Hotel building “Seaway Trail Discovery Center”.
29th 7:00pm Means and Methods: A Historical Marine Artist at Work with Peter Rindisbacher. Open to the public <details>
June
7th 6pm Lawn Party Reception for Kathleen Ernst <details>
8th 11am Young Writer’s Workshop with author Kathleen Ernst, creator of the Sackets Harbor War of 1812 “Caroline Abbott” book series <details>
8th 2pm-3pm War of 1812 Cable Carry Ceremony at the Centennial Monument in the Memorial Grove, 2pm to 3pm, sponsored by the Henderson and South Jefferson Historical Societies.
July
4th 9:30pm Village's Annual Fireworks
5th 1pm-2:15pm War of 1812 Tea, Repartee, & Fashion Show; each attendee receives a War of 1812 Bicentennial Sackets Harbor Battlefield commemorative china tea cup and saucer; pre-registration required $30 per person; tea at the Battlefield pavilion / Barn 1:00pm to 2:15pm.
Flyer/Details (pdf 384k)
14th - 17th JCC children's Summer Camp
19th 9am-3pm 1812 US Marine Guard Living History Camp, end of Main St.
19th 1pm Annual Kite Fest; free kites while they last; location at the Battlefield barn lawn
August
1st-3rd Annual War of 1812 Living History Weekend
1st 6pm Speaker Paul Hawke, Chief of the National Park Service American Battlefield Protection Program
2nd 10am-5pm Living history demonstrations and military tacticals
3rd 10am-1pm Living history demonstrations and military tacticals
3rd noon US War of 1812 Monument Dedication on Ontario Street
30th 9am-3pm 1812 US Marine Guard Living History Camp, end of Main St.