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Clinton County Historical Museum

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Not Just for History Buffs

Who knew that county historical scoieties were also great places to see exhibits and learn about a... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2018
New Hartford, New York
Very Interesting displays

Really had no idea what to expect with a brochure write up talking about thousands of artifacts... read more

Reviewed September 2, 2016
Steve B
Palm Coast, Florida
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98 Ohio Rd, Old Base, Plattsburgh, NY 12903-4401
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

Who knew that county historical scoieties were also great places to see exhibits and learn about a place's past? Not me....until I visited the Clinton County Historical Society in Plattsburgh. What a great place! There were all kinds of important written documents from the county's...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed May 14, 2017

My son interned here and took us on a tour-what a great collection. We enjoyed it all very much especially the quilt room and the diorama of the Battle of Plattsburgh

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed September 2, 2016

Really had no idea what to expect with a brochure write up talking about thousands of artifacts. Well they weren't all on display, but what was took us a good couple hours to view. Totally uncrowded (I think we were the only ones in the...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Steve B
Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for a tour, but unbeknownst to us, we needed to reserve a tour. There was no other tourists there and the young woman greeted us right away and offered some facts about the Museum; however, couldn't provide a tour without a reservation....More

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank debandrob0821
Reviewed December 31, 2015

I came looking for photographs of the 1915-1917 civilian military training camps that were part of what was known as The Plattsburgh Idea, and soon started volunteering to help inventory and document the many items collected here. It is a great place for children and...More

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank Penelope C
Reviewed November 13, 2015

I expected to spend 30 minutes here; it was not my first choice of museums. Instead, we were there for almost three hours. In fact they kept it open a little past their normal closing time so we could finish our tour. The guide was...More

Date of experience: November 2015
2  Thank Scott F
Reviewed August 14, 2015

I've worked with this museum for nearly 40 years, starting when they were located downtown. The county historians have simply been wonderful throughout that time. Downtown, parking was an abomination. Now located on the old Plattsburgh Air Force Base grounds, they have more room and...More

Date of experience: September 2014
2  Thank Ronald D
Reviewed June 29, 2015

This is a cute little building on the "old base" that was formerly dedicated to the military band. The worker was extremely knowledgeable, and provided details on the history of Plattsburgh that were thorough and unique. Collections include oddities (human hair wreath!), a rare gun...More

Date of experience: June 2015
3  Thank Emily D
Reviewed May 28, 2015

its only a small museum but its a lovely collection of items from the county - the staff there was very informative.

Date of experience: May 2015
3  Thank redbulllover
Reviewed February 20, 2014

We had just an hour to go through the museum, but the staff were very helpful and the displays were interesting. The diorama and accompanying narrative of the two historic battles of 1776 and 1814 on Lake Champlain were a high point. The museum is...More

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Date of experience: February 2014
3  Thank Alan K
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