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Address: 12 Museum Way, Plattsburgh, NY 129013
Phone Number: (518) 566-7575
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10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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A fantastic gem hidden in some non-descript buildings on the grounds of the old Plattsburgh Air Force Base. The community has moved a few museums and the local historical society... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
Ron D
Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Rochester, New York
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Honestly I didn't expect a lot, especially when it was not easy to find in a nondescript set of Army surplus buildings with minimal visible evidence it has even changed hands when viewed from the road. But inside there's a varied collection ranging from tricycles to electric trains. A car lover myself, I enjoyed a great collection of cars divided... More 

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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A fantastic gem hidden in some non-descript buildings on the grounds of the old Plattsburgh Air Force Base. The community has moved a few museums and the local historical society into a nice little complex in the old buildings. For a mere $5, I was treated to a two-hour intensive tour with a fantastic guide, for whom I was the... More 

1 Thank Ron D
Columbia, South Carolina
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The Champlain Valley Transportation Museum is a hidden gem tucked into the remains of an old Air Force base. Travelers should not let the frayed appearance of these buildings send them back to the Northway (I-87), because they would then miss out on a terrific collection of beautifully restored antique cars, bicycles, and other objects related to transportation. Along with... More 

Thank Lynn H
Queensbury, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

If you are an antique car collector or a vintage automobile gearhead here's a place that you must stop and see. This museum has a car collection that includes the usual mix of old Fords ( Model A and T) and then some unusual ones including a Kissell, two Loziers and even an REO Speedwagon. A couple of Pages and... More 

Thank MikeyBoy12804
New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

A surprising collection of all types and sizes of vehicles including horse drawn wagons, pre motorized vehicles, die cast models that would make any collector drool with envy, and some wonderfully preserved vehicles. Also G gauge model trains, a rare Russian child's pedal car, and rare movie footage of traffic in San Francisco before the great earthquake. We only had... More 

1 Thank 4qigong
Burlington, Vermont
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

My girlfriend and I stopped by this lovely museum on a Friday morning in November. It was their off season, and we were the only ones there at the time, but Dick, our personal tour guide, took us around the whole museum showing us all the cars and such just like he would with a large group. We were so... More 

4 Thank LDZ13
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

what a great experience. the collection is very nice. bikes,cars,toy trains,diecast cars...etc. the tour guide was very knowledgeable and stopped and talked about every car and bicycle in the place. if you ever get the chance to get to this museum do it. you will love it. call before going though. they do have weird hours and can be closed... More 

4 Thank Joe D
Morrisonville, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My wife and I are from Plattsburgh area and this was our first visit to the museum. In addition to over fifty historic vehicles, there are antique/vintage bicycles, a locomotive used in the mines at Mineville, a collection of miniature cars, a Lozier pleasure boat and even a trolley car diner. The Museum features two Lozier cars from the early... More 

2 Thank xcitableboi
Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

great cars in great condition, take the time to go. People are knowleable, there are trains, cars, boats, mini models enjoy

2 Thank laurette b
Hunlock Creek, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

I went to the museum today and it was closed for the season. A person in a nearby office explained that heating the facility is cost prohibitive. It will open in May. Just about the time I will be in north country again. I will have something to look forward too.

2 Thank Thom L

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