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.
War of 1812 Bicentennial Peace Garden is located on the Williamson-Pultneyville Historical Society grounds, located along the Seaway Trail. Open to the public at no charge. Tour is self-guided, and... more