August 7, 2021
Please join the Clinton County Historical Association (CCHA) on Saturdays July 3, July 17, August 7, and August 28 for a narrated walking tour of the historic buildings surrounding the Old Base Oval in the City of Plattsburgh.
The Old Base Oval has been a part of the Military Base from the War of 1812 until the closing of the Plattsburgh Air Force Base in 1995. While on the tour, your guide will point out the historic buildings and locations, share pictures of their glorious past and narrate events that once took place at each site.
Included in the tour will be stops at the Band Building (1905), Base Firehouse (1895),Regimental Headquarters (1893), Enlisted Men’s Barracks (1893), Old Guard House(1893), a home in the Officers Quarters (1893-95), Memorial Chapel (1933), Post Hospital (1895) and more, including several Historic Markers.
This one-hour walking tour will fascinate both history buffs and those who have a special relationship with the former Plattsburgh Air Force Base and the rich history of the Champlain Valley. At the end of the tour, copies of “The Plattsburgh Military Reservation, A Pictorial History,” a book by Dr. Richard B. Frost and Melissa A. Peck, will be made available for those interested in purchasing a copy.
Please register for a tour by calling 561-0340. Tours are free but donations appreciated.