Sackets Harbor, a picturesque village on Lake Ontario, was a naval center for the American military during the War of 1812. A battle here in 1813 for control over the shipyard was narrowly won by the United States over the British. The town is known for its National Register-listed historic district, with a superb collection of preserved, nineteenth-century buildings.
We will spend the day here on a special guided tour led by Constance Barone, site manager of the Battlefield State Historic Site, who will take us through the historic town center, battlefield, and barracks. We will also visit the Pickering-Beach Museum, the town’s historic Episcopal Church and United Presbyterian Church, the latter of which will host us for lunch. Lastly, AARCH has been granted special access to a private tour of the National Register-listed Elisha Camp Manor, an elegant Federal style mansion built between 1807 and 1815. In the evening, enjoy dinner with fellow tour-goers at the Sackets Harbor Brewing Company, a historic train station turned craft brewery (optional).
This tour will be led by the Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site’s Constance Barone.
The tour begins at 10 AM and ends at 4 PM.
The fee is $50 for AARCH members and $60 for non-members.