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“Prescott” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Battle of the Windmills Historic Site

Battle of the Windmills Historic Site
Windmill Point Road, Prescott, Ontario, Canada
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Ranked #3 of 4 attractions in Prescott
Type: Battlefields
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Prescott, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Prescott”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

This is a pretty picture overlooks the St. Lawrence Seaway... lots of History here.

Visited July 2012
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Ottawa, Canada
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Out of the city”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

A bit isolated, but if you're out for a drive, it is an imaginative place to stop for a picnic.

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“Small but beatiful historic place on the way to upper canada village...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

During a four-day period in November, 1838 British troops and local militia defeated an invasion force of 300 American " Hunters " and Canadian rebels. The Battle of the Windmill victory prevented the invasion force from capturing Fort Wellington, Ontario, and cutting the St. Lawrence communications link, which would have left Upper Canada open to invasion.

Visited December 2011
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Reno, Nevada
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“History of 1838 U.S. Canadian invasion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

This small out of the way site on the St. Lawrence River north of Prescott, Ontario tells a fascinating story of the U.S. invading Canada in 1838 with the idea that Canadians surely would rather be U.S. citizens.The Canadians showed them otherwise and the most of the invading Americans paid with their lives or were transported to Australia. I was impressed the windmill/lighthouse was so very well maintained. The story of the battle is well told in French and English on metal plaques around the site.

Visited October 2011
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Toronto, Canada
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“Unusual Structure”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2009

A stone widmill converted into a lighthouse.

Site commemorates an uprising against British Rule in the 1830's.

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