Britain's army of eleven thousand crossed the border from Montreal into New York and the British Navy's fleet moved south on Lake Champlain, both headed for Plattsburgh. The battles at Plattsburgh ended the War of 1812. Our mission is to share the details of these engagements, the War of 1812 in general, and Plattsburgh's importance in the three-year conflict.
The War of 1812 Museum is owned and operated by the Battle of Plattsburgh Association (est. 1999) and is dedicated to examining the War of 1812, and more specifically, the Battles at Plattsburgh on September 11, 1814. Our goals are to further research into the conflict in an unbiased, primary document-based manner, and to provide a professional museum educational experience for our visitors.
We have never charged a general admission fee; we rely upon the generosity of our patrons. We receive no local, state, or federal operating funds and are staffed entirely by volunteers. Visit and learn; join us and serve.
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We have a generous partner in TD Bank. Their Affinity Membership Program provides us with a simple way to raise money and the more members who bank with TD through their affinity with the Battle of Plattsburgh Association, the more money we can earn for our educational programs. There are no costs involved for you. An annual cash contribution is made to us based on the activity of your TD Bank accounts. If you'd like additional information, please visit any TD Bank during lobby hours. Click here: http://bit.ly/TDStores to find a TD Bank near you.
Our museum houses a small theater, an interpretive center, exhibit space, an art gallery, and a well-stocked museum shop.
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The yearly Commemorative Weekend is a community event hosted and presented by the City of Plattsburgh. Information regarding the dates, schedules, and events is available at:
Our museum is something to see. Allow about an hour to browse the exhibits and read. Our docents are always ready to assist in making your visit a truly educational experience.
31 Washington Rd, Plattsburgh, NY 12903, US
Closed on legal holidays