The official war of 1812 bicentennial website - Celebrating 200 years of peace
Historic Sites & Museums

Nancy Island Historic Site

A museum, theater and lighthouse mark the site of HMS Nancy's August 14, 1814 battle against three American schooners. 

Learn about the battle, her courageous crew that later captured two of the American vessels, her involvement in the War of 1812 and her early days as a trading vessel.


Nancy Island Historic Site,
Wasaga Beach Provincial Park
Mosley Street across from 3rd Street
Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Canada

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200th Anniversary Battle of Nottawasaga River/Sinking of the HMS Nancy
Start Date: 2014-08-14 End Date: 2014-08-17
Location: Nancy Island Historic Site, Wasaga Beach, ON
Price: $5.00 General Admission; Children under 12 are free
Wasaga under Siege is an annual living history festival commemorating the Battle of Nottawasaga River (August 13, 1814) and the sinking of the British schooner Nancy. This year is the Bicentennial of that important historic event which eventually led to the creation of Nancy Island Historic Site. Over the weekend hundreds of reenactors will be involved in the destruction and avenging of HMS Nancy. After witnessing the action on the waterfront, follow the parade back to Nancy Island. The Islandís Grand Encampment features over 300 reenactors along with 19th century merchants, artisans, demonstrators, entertainers, live period musical entertainment and much more.

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