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 conflictâcommemorating 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 - Image: Library of Congress
McDonough's Victory on Lake Champlain - Image: Library of Congress
The largest parade in the Champlain Valley commemorates the Battle of Plattsburgh with a weekend of pageantry, interpretive programs and fun.
Americaâs Historic Lakes
A complete day-by-day interpretation of the invasion and battle.
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.
Active during the War of 1812, the fort has 300 years of history to explore.
Learn about the exciting new archeology dig at Commodore MacDonoughâs shipyard.
A short history of the Town of Plattsburgh, which was the site of many military operations.
The Adirondack Coast
Visit the beautiful, historical region any time of year.
City of Plattsburgh
The history of the City of Plattsburgh includes a continual military presence from the War of 1812 to the Cold War.
Visit Culver Hill, where the Americans confronted the invading British in September 1814.
A British Army headquarters during the Battle of Plattsburgh, the Kent-Delord House interprets the families that lived here.
The Village of Champlain
The pretty village has many historical sites.
Following the War of 1812, the Champlain Valley was a branch route of the Underground Railroad.
Clinton County Historical Association
The associationâs museum and sites interpret the people and history of the county.
Battle of Plattsburgh National Historic Trail
Follow a GPS-guided historic trail linking sites associated with the battle.