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Battle of the Windmills Historic Site

Windmill Point Road, Prescott, Ontario K0E 1T0, Canada
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Important Canadian Historical Spot

We live in the area so we grew up knowing about the important battle that happened on this site in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pam S
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Ontario, Canada
Very important battle fought here

I gave it a low rating as it never seems to be open. However you can walk around it and view the... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2017
glennawalkden
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Port Orange, Florida
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good45%
  • Average25%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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Windmill Point Road, Prescott, Ontario K0E 1T0, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We live in the area so we grew up knowing about the important battle that happened on this site in 1838. It's a really neat spot but I gave it a 3 instead of a 4 because you won't be able to see inside most...More

Thank Pam S
Reviewed 14 June 2017

I gave it a low rating as it never seems to be open. However you can walk around it and view the plaques. Very peaceful site

Thank glennawalkden
Reviewed 7 June 2017

An important battle occurred here, at what was originally a windmill, in 1838 and troops gathered at Fort Wellington to prepare for battle in the Canadian Rebellions. Visitors can climb the tower but check dates and times.

Thank Connie654
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Again, the site was not open, but we walked around and read all the plaques. We were lucky to meet an engineer who was inspecting the structure for the Canadian Parks Service who told us a lot about the history of the building as the...More

Thank MayaH47
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Very interesting historic place. This is great for taking pictures, and learning about some history. Also right a long the St. Lawrence, and very peaceful place.

Thank kennedy_h88
Reviewed 8 August 2016

My wife and I visited the site in July 2016. We arrive early and walked around the site and down the paths to the river. There is a story board on site explaining the historical events that took place here. Inside the windmill/lighthouse, we paid...More

Thank dms666
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Walking in Prescott with our friends (Volksmarch ) we took the opportunity to visit this site following our tour of the Fort Wellington. Very impressive and not to be missed.

Thank Otto H
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

The Battle of the Windmill is a lovely historic site to visit while you are in Prescott. We climbed the stairs To the top of the windmill and enjoyed a spectacular view of the St. Lawrence River. The entire site is run by the Friends...More

Thank Andrea B
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Well preserved and newly restored, this former windmill served as a lighthouse for over a century. It is a rare survivor and is lovingly maintained by a staff of local volunteers. The climb to the top rewards you with a panoramic view over the St....More

Thank peregrinator2015
Reviewed 22 June 2016

The Battle of the Windmills Historic Site (1838) is right off the highway and so close that it should not be missed. A great perspective of the American/Canadian/British/Native American history that is worth learning. A good place to stretch the legs overlooking the St. Lawrence...More

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