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Edwardsburgh, Ontario, Canada: Last Place U.S. Invaded Canada

250 American mercenaries, convinced that Canada should be part of the U.S., fought a bloody battle here in November 1838. Nearly half ended up dead, or captured and later banished to penal colonies in Australia. Canada stayed Canada.

Battle of the Windmill National Historic Site

Address:
Windmill Rd, Edwardsburgh, ON, Canada
Directions:
Battle of the Windmill National Historic Site. Midway between Prescott to the west and Johnstown to the east. From Hwy 2 turn south onto Windmill Rd at the Battle of the Windmill sign. The windmill is now a lighthouse.
Hours:
Windmill open June-Oct. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
613-925-2896
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Battle of the Windmill National Historic Site.

Last Place U.S. Invaded Canada

If you're not afraid of stairs, you can climb up the inside of the former windmill.

[Carol Storehalder, 09/11/2023]

Known locally as "The Battle of the Windmill," it's where hundreds of American mercenaries tried to invade and overthrow Canada in 1838. Most of the Americans ended up either dead or banished to penal colonies in Australia. Canada remains Canada.


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