This natural harbor, located in Haudenosaunee territory, became a hub of activity for shipbuilding drawing thousands of personnel and a place to amass war materiel. So, in Northern New York, Sackets Harbor became the site of both offensive and defensive actions during the war years. [Read more…] about Sackets Harbor’s Horse Island: A Shared Heritage
Sackets Harbor Battlefield
Participants include hundreds of War of 1812 re-enactors, a dozen watercraft, musicians & dancers, living history specialists, War of 1812 historians and authors. [Read more…] about North American War of 1812 Grand Tactical Set for July 27-28, 2024
The Spanish-American War (April 21 – August 13, 1898) and Philippine–American War (February 4, 1899 – July 2, 1902) and the First World War were international conflicts that gave troops stationed at Madison Barracks in Sackets Harbor exposure to very different cultures while deployed to Cuba and the Philippines. [Read more…] about Spanish-American, Philippine-American War, WWI Being Remembered at Sackets Harbor
Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site will host two unique archeology programs this summer, which explore what’s beneath the ground at the historic site, considered one of the most important and endangered historic sites in the country. [Read more…] about Sackets Harbor Battlefield Archeology Programs
Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site is celebrating the 209th anniversary of the Second Battle of Sackets Harbor during the War of 1812.
Early on the morning of May 29th, 1813 Crown Forces arrived from Kingston, Upper Canada to attack this US military headquarters on Lake Ontario. After a few hours of action, the Americans remained in control of the strategic port of Sackets Harbor. The legacy of this 1813 battle remains significant for the community’s current story. [Read more…] about Sackets Harbor Battlefield Memorial Day Weekend Events
Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site will host their annual New Year’s Day First Day Hike on Saturday, January 1st, 2022 from 1 to 3 pm. [Read more…] about Sackets Harbor Battlefield First Day Hike
The Sackets Harbor Battlefield Historic Site will host its eighth “Humanities NY Reading and Discussion” series, focusing on the work of James Baldwin, on Thursdays, October 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th. [Read more…] about James Baldwin Discussion Series in Sackets Harbor
During the War of 1812, the Second Battle of Sackets Harbor forever altered the landscape of Eastern Lake Ontario. Archaeological analysis of artifacts and the battlefield has broadened the shared understanding of the battle and the experiences of those on the ground.
Now, archaeologists are moving offshore to see if remains of the battle can be detected on the lake bed. [Read more…] about Sackets Harbor Underwater Archaeology Presentation Aug 14th
Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site has announced a First Day Hike set for Friday, January 1st, at the Historic Union Hotel Building. [Read more…] about First Day Hikes At Sackets Harbor
The Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site has announced the story panel series “History on the Lawn,” featuring ten educational story panels on topics normally addressed in the site’s Commandant’s House tour and Navy Yard exhibits. These 2-feet-by-3-feet corrugated plastic panels feature photos and illustrations with accompanying text. [Read more…] about Sackets Harbor Battlefield Offers History on the Lawn