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Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Park
Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Park
SACKETS HARBOR BATTLEFIELD STATE PARK
SACKETS HARBOR BATTLEFIELD STATE PARK
Today, Sackets Harbor Battlefield is interpreted to the public by exhibits, outdoor signs, guided and self-guided tours, demonstrations of 1813 army camplife, and a restored 1850s Navy Yard and Commandant's House. The Lieutenant?s house offers additional interpretation, exhibits and an expanded gift shop.
History of the Area
Following the outbreak of war between the United States and Great Britain in June 1812, Sackets Harbor became the center of American naval and military activity for the upper St. Lawrence Valley and Lake Ontario.

In an attempt to destroy the American shipyard, a British-Canadian force launched an attack on May 29, 1813, while the majority of the American forces were attacking Fort George. In December 1814, the Treaty of Ghent officially ended the War of 1812, and the fleet was placed in storage. After the war the earthen fortifications were graded off and the battlefield reverted to farmland. The remaining buildings were converted to barns, naval offices, and quarters.

Improved Canadian-American relations ended the need for a naval base at Sackets Harbor. The navy maintained the facility until 1955, although it was seldom used except for training by the state's naval militia and the naval reserve.


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Area Campgrounds
Black River Bay Campground
16129 Foster Park Road
Dexter, NY
315-639-3735
Bedford Creek Marina & Campground
16750 Allen Drive
Sackets Harbor, NY
315-646-2486
Association Island RV Resort & Marina
15530 Snow-Shoe Road
Henderson Harbor, NY
The Willows on the Lake
11609 State Route 3
Henderson Harbor, NY
315-938-5977
Area Fishing Related Businesses
B & J Bait Shop
221 Water St
Dexter, NY
(315) 639-3686
Duck Out
12308 State Route 12E
Chaumont, NY
(315) 649-2535
Area Cabins and Lodges
Madison Barracks at Sackets Harbor: Main Ofc
85 Worth Rd
Sackets Harbor, NY
(315) 646-3374
Guffin Bay Resort & Marina
9474 County Route 125
Chaumont, NY
(315) 649-2433

USA Parks
USA Parks
New York
New York
1000 Islands Seaway Region
1000 Islands Seaway Region
Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Park
Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Park