Friday, August 19, 2016

A Walking Tour of the Plattsburgh Barracks Saturday

old base walking tourOn Saturday, August 20th, the Clinton County Historical Association (CCHA) will be partnering with City of Plattsburgh Historian John Krueger to offer a Walking Tour of the historic Plattsburgh Barracks.

Starting the tour with the 1609 discovery of Lake Champlain, the tour will explore Lake Champlain’s military history that led to the Battle of Plattsburgh, paving the way for what is known today as the Plattsburgh Barracks/Post or, as to most locals, the Old Base.

Once housing the Army, Navy and Air Force, the Plattsburgh Barracks is a monument to the Plattsburgh’s military past.

The tour leaves at 1 pm from the Clinton County Historical Museum; located at 98 Ohio Avenue, Plattsburgh. The cost of the tour is $5 per person, and is free for children and CCHA members. Those interested in participating are encouraged to pre-register by calling (518) 561-0340.

The Museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm. For more information, click here,  or call (518) 561-0340. Museum admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors, and $2 for students. Members enjoy free admission.

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