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Skenesborough Museum

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Skenesborough Drive, Whitehall, NY
+1 518-499-0716
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Birth palce of the US Navy

The museum is small but full of history about the area had dioramas of the ship yards that built... read more

Reviewed June 21, 2017
Dayton, Ohio
A few interesting exhibits.

The exhibits in the front room pertaining to the founding of Whitehall and the U.S. Navy's creation... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2016
Dorset, Vermont
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Skenesborough Drive, Whitehall, NY
+1 518-499-0716
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Reviewed June 21, 2017

The museum is small but full of history about the area had dioramas of the ship yards that built the gun boats for the Lake Champlain campaign, had information on Benedict Arnold and his part of the building seems he wasn't always a traitor. The...More

Thank lloyd937
Reviewed September 8, 2016

The exhibits in the front room pertaining to the founding of Whitehall and the U.S. Navy's creation were interesting. The items on display in the rear of the museum and upstairs seemed to be arranged and displayed in a random and amateurish fashion.

Thank Greg0ry
Reviewed July 1, 2016

We had such an informative and enthusiastic introduction to the birthplace of the US Navy. Marie answered all my questions and explained how the Patriots stood against superior British ships on Lake Champlain, delaying them long enough to build more ships in Whitehall. It was...More

1  Thank dpeckbliss
Reviewed July 3, 2015

Supported by volunteers - great way to get some local info and history. Wonderful volunteers (the world would be a better place if all people took this much pride in their town and gave of their time).

1  Thank CHWeston
Reviewed June 28, 2014

I came across a tidbit that the United States Navy got it's start in this tiny northern New York town, so I hunted down the museum which could tell me more about it. The venue gets it's name from what Whitehall was originally called at...More

Thank Dave M
Reviewed August 19, 2013

The museum is definitely worth a visit. It is a somewhat disjointed collection of artifacts and in this age of slick, high cost museums it might seem a little unprofessional but don't be thwarted by that impression. There is a wealth of information inside about...More

Thank Ted S
Reviewed July 29, 2013

We went to this small (but comprehensive) museum after visiting Fort Ticonderoga which turned out to compliment our visit to the Fort in ways that we could not have anticipated. As a museum of the first organized fleet of America's military most of the museum's...More

1  Thank Linda C
Reviewed July 14, 2013

I don't even know where to begin. Took my mom (military veteran) and sister (navy veteran) to see the "birthplace of the navy". Instead of finding a neat and well kept museum and grounds, we found an abandoned museum and neglected grounds. I was shocked...More

Thank ZHound
Reviewed April 7, 2013

Wish to learn about the "Birthplace of the U.S. Navy"? This museum is the place to go. Would you like to learn how a lock works? Please visit.

1  Thank MargeM260
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