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Throughout the War of 1812, British and American forces clashed repeatedly on both sides of the U.S./Canadian border. In fact, more battles were fought within 35 miles of the Niagara River than anywhere else in the country. Today, Buffalo Niagara commemorates those battles and celebrates 200 years of peace between the U.S. and Canada. Opening Weekend for the War of 1812 Bi-Centennial kicks off this Saturday!
Show Your Fortitude Declare war at Old Fort Niagara June 16 during their 1812 commemoration. There will be artillery demonstrations, special tours of the fort and kid’s games all day long.
Discover Buried Treasure Learn about prominent Buffalo families’ connections to the war at Forest Lawn each Friday on the Forest Lawn and the War of 1812 trolley tour through this gorgeous cemetery.
Ship Shape The U.S. Navy played an integral role during the War of 1812. Honor the navy, both past and present, during Navy Week, Sept. 12 to 17.Climb aboard war ships of today and replicas of 1812 ships, and hear performances by Navy bands.
DID YOU KNOW? Some 300 soldiers died at the Flint Hill camp (now known as Delaware Park in Buffalo) during the winter of 1812-13 and their bodies were buried in a mass grave? The unidentified soldiers remain there today and were recently honored with a new marker at the gravesite.
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Buffalo, NY 14203
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