Address: Niagara River Parkway, Niagara Falls, ON.
The Battle of Chippawa was fought on July 5th 1814 during the War of 1812. It was one of the longest and most violent battles of the war. The battle was fought between 2,000 British, Canadian and aboriginal forces and 3,500 American troops in the farm of Samuel Street. It began during the early hours of the morning and lasted well into the evening. American troops would emerge victorious as they were able to defeat the British troops, who had suffered heavy losses. A portion of the Battlefield has been preserved and visitors can take a self-guided walking tour to retrace the events of this bloody battle. Be sure to visit the Memorial Cairn which is dedicated to the British, Canadian, and aboriginal troops who fought and gave their lives in this battle. The monument was built to commemorate the lasting peace between Canada and the United States since the 1812 conflicts. It is constructed of limestone which was donated by Fort Niagara in Youngstown New York.