The weekend’s demonstrations run from 9 am to 5 pm Saturday followed by an English Country Dance from 7 pm to 9 pm; the living history demonstrations will continue Sunday from 9 am to 1 pm. Admission is free. Highlights include tactical demonstrations on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.
Visitors can experience military formations and drills, see artillery and tactical demonstrations, and watch both land and sea battle tactics. This year the regency period dance and music will add to the atmosphere.
Also included are exhibits about the Navy’s role in the War of 1812, and a War of 1812 archeology exhibit. Bicentennial monuments dedicated to the Crown Forces, US troops, and New Brunswick troops are open, as is the Lieutenant’s House Gift Shop with its extensive War of 1812 related publications.
Visitors can also view DVDs on the history of the historic site and the Battle of Sackets Harbor and tour the Navy Commandant’s House, which was furnished to 1860. There is also an interpretive trail, a picnic pavilion, and a sweeping vista of the lake.