Heritage Trail

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Discover downtown Plattsburgh with this historical walking tour. Enjoy the Riverwalk Park, monuments, a library, museums, art galleries, churches, and shopping.  This leisurely walk will guide you along the Saranac River.  Stop and have a picnic or enjoy a meal at a one of the restaurants located along the way.  You'll discover that Plattsburgh is full of rich history and breathtaking views.  

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Trail Highlights

  • City Hall - Featuring a rotunda with colorful murals depicting the history of the area from its legendary beginning to the present. 
  • Macdonough Monument - Built in 1926 to honor Commodore Thomas Macdonough's victory over the British September 11, 1814 in the Battle of Plattsburgh.  
  • Kent Delord House - One of the oldest period structures in Plattsburgh, built in 1797.  This home is now a museum open to the public and exhibits feature 19th century history.  Open year round. 
  • Champlain Monument - A gift from France in 1909 to celebrate the 300th anniversary of Samuel de Champlain's discovery of Lake Champlain. 
  • Trinity Park - Formerly called Market Square, it is again used as a farmers and crafters' marketplace in the summer months. 
  • Clinton County Historical Museum - Built in 1805, the historic "Three Chimneys Building" is now home to the Clinton County Historical Museum.  Its exhibits interpret the area's history from 1600 to the present day.
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