Perhaps no other state played a greater role in the War of 1812 than New York. During the 32-month war, also known as America's Second War for Independence, the Americans fought the British on land and water from Buffalo to Plattsburgh. Historic sites from forts to battlefields to museums to the gravesite of "Uncle Sam" can be visited across the state.
The Honorary International Peace Garden is located at the Charlotte Genesee Lighthouse, 70 Lighthouse Street in the City of Rochester. The area has been known as the Charlotte area in the northern... more