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Old Base walking tours

PLATTSBURGH — The Clinton County Historical Association has announced a walking tour of Plattsburgh’s Old Base, hosted by John Krueger, City of Plattsburgh Historian on Saturday, Aug. 16 at 11 a.m. Beginning in late summer, the Clinton County Historical Association (CCHA) will be partnering with City of Plattsburgh Historian, John Krueger to offer walking tours of the Old Base. Starting the tour with the 1609 discovery of Lake Champlain, the tour will explore Lake Champlain’s vast military history that lead 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 treasure of information and a monument to the City’s military past.
The tour leaves at 11 a.m. 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. Other tour dates include Saturday, September 20th. We encourage those interested in participating to pre-register with the Museum by calling 518-561-0340.
The Museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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.

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