The War of 1812 has been virtually forgotten in the US–probably because we don’t like to celebrate wars we didn’t win. But there was a major battle here in Plattsburgh back in 1814, commemorated by a small museum near the lake.
Right next door to the War of 1812 Museum is a park commemorating the former SAC base at Plattsburgh.
Inside the museum
Map of the Battle of Plattsburgh. Most of the action happened offshore in Lake Champlain, where an American fleet defeated a larger British fleet. There was some minor fighting on land inside the town.
Reconstructed cabin from the American camp at Plattsburgh.
Some artifacts recovered from the campsite.
A model of the American flagship, USS Saratoga
Memorial in the park commemorating the SAC AFB.
B-47 nuclear bomber