Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site
The Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site marks the location of an important strategic location and two nearby battles of the War of 1812, which was fought between the United States and Great Britain until 1815. The Navy established a naval base here which became the main center for military activity for the Upper Lawrence River Valley. It was from here that the United States planned to invade Canada. The site includes the Lieutenant’s House orientation center, exhibits, the restored 1850s Navy Yard and Commandant's House, and interpretive signs. During the summer, volunteers dress up in period military clothing to reenact what life was like for soldiers during the period. The site was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
Backstory and Context
"Sackets Harbor and the War of 1812." Sackets Harbor Battlefield Alliance. Accessed September 11, 2015. http://www.sacketsharborbattlefield.org/history.htm.