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Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site

Olympic Byway, State Rt. 3, near Sackets Harbor in Jefferson County

Located on the shores of Lake Ontario, the Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site marks one of the pivotal battles in the War of 1812.

Relive early American history at the Sackets Harbor Battlefield Historic Site. 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.

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Sackets Harbor

Closest Byway:Olympic Byway
Distance from Byway:on
Closest Route #:State Rt. 3
Indoors or Outdoors:both
Admission Fee:no
Latitude:43.9484513742
Longitude:-76.1278210934

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