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Battle of Plattsburgh Interpretive Center

Battlefield Diorama The Allan S. Everest Interpretive Center is a permanent exhibit located within the War of 1812 Museum on Washington Rd on the Museum Campus. The exhibits chronologically recount the events of the battles at Plattsburgh within the context of the War of 1812: the political and economical causes of the war; the land and naval engagements at Plattsburgh; and the significant role that the battles here played in the final peace negotiations.

The exhibits are "anchored" by a 5'x15' diorama and an interactive scale model of the village and surrounding area as it was in 1814. The diorama provides the visitor with an aerial view of the 30,000-acre battlefield, the British and American encampments, the forts and batteries, and the culminating land and naval battles of September 11th, 1814.

There are scale models of the American ships that fought during the battle, a copy of the "secret" orders sent by Lord Bathurst to Sir George Prevost directing the British attack on Plattsburgh, and displays depicting the battle scenes, prominent leaders, soldiers, sailors, and citizens.

After experiencing our Interpretive Center, our visitors leave with the understanding of what Theodore Roosevelt and Winston Churchill referred to as the most important events in the War of 1812.

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Hours of Operation
Wednesday-Saturday 10am - 3pm

Phone: (518) 566-1814
Fax: (518) 562-3534

Address (See Map on Right)
31 Washington Road
Plattsburgh, NY 12903

Battle of Plattsburgh Association - 31 Washington Rd - Plattsburgh, NY 12903
Phone: 518-566-1814 Fax: 518-562-3534
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