Welcome to the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 in the Champlain & Richelieu Valleys

The events leading to the War of 1812, the military activities during the conflict, and the Battle of Plattsburgh had profound effects on the communities along Lake Champlain and the Richelieu River.

Historic sites, re-enactors, and state/provincial and local governments in the U.S. and Canada are working together to mark the bicentennial of the conflict—commemorating the war and celebrating the 200 years of peace in the Champlain Valley. Please visit our partner sites and learn more about the conflict and how it affected the region.

Battle of Plattsburg

Battle of Plattsburg - Image: Library of Congress


McDonough's Victory

McDonough's Victory on Lake Champlain - Image: Library of Congress



Links

Battle of Plattsburg Association

Battle of Plattsburgh Association
Dedicated to preserving artifacts associated with the battle, educating the public on the importance of the conflict, and operating an interpretive center on the War of 1812.

 

Plattsburg Parade

The Annual Battle of Plattsburgh Parade
The largest parade in the Champlain Valley commemorates the Battle of Plattsburgh with a weekend of pageantry, interpretive programs and fun.

 

plattsburg battle map

America’s Historic Lakes
A complete day-by-day interpretation of the invasion and battle.

 

Fort Lennox

Fort Lennox
Built on Isle Au Noix, the staging ground for the 1814 invasion by the British, Fort Lennox was constructed to defend the frontier after the war.

 

Fort Chambly

Fort Chambly
Active during the War of 1812, the fort has 300 years of history to explore.

 

McDonough Shipyard

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

Learn about the exciting new archeology dig at Commodore MacDonough’s shipyard.

 

 

Pike's Cantonment

Town of Plattsburgh
A short history of the Town of Plattsburgh, which was the site of many military operations.

 

 

Fall Hike

The Adirondack Coast
Visit the beautiful, historical region any time of year.

 

Pride of Plattsburg

City of Plattsburgh
The history of the City of Plattsburgh includes a continual military presence from the War of 1812 to the Cold War.

 

Beekmantown

Beekmantown
Visit Culver Hill, where the Americans confronted the invading British in September 1814.

 

Kent Delord House

Kent-Delord House
A British Army headquarters during the Battle of Plattsburgh, the Kent-Delord House interprets the families that lived here.

 

Museum

The Village of Champlain
The pretty village has many historical sites.

 

North Country Underground Railroad

North Country Underground Railroad Historical Association
Following the War of 1812, the Champlain Valley was a branch route of the Underground Railroad.

 

Gun

Clinton County Historical Association
The association’s museum and sites interpret the people and history of the county.

 

Battle of Plattsburg trail

Battle of Plattsburgh National Historic Trail
Follow a GPS-guided historic trail linking sites associated with the battle.