Starting the tour with the 1609 discovery of Lake Champlain, the tour will explore Lake Champlain’s vast military history that led up to the Battle of Plattsburgh, which paved 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 Old Base is a monument to the city’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 with the Museum by calling 518-561-0340.
The Clinton County Historical Museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm. For more information, visit www.clintoncountyhistorical.org or call 518-561-0340. Museum admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors, and $2 for students. Members enjoy free admission.