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We are closed for the Season and will reopen mid-May. We can not open the museum by an appointment due to exhibit and other work being done at the museum. Please call 518-774-5669 with any questions or concerns. Thank you.

GW BDAY Symposium

We are sorry to inform you all as this year's George Washington's Birthday Symposium is Canceled. We will bring this event back for February 2021 and don't forget, we do have a program on Washington on February 18th and our Annual Conference on the American Revolution is June 11-14, 2020. The Museum has several projects that need to be completed by our May opening. Stay tuned for exciting great news including conference details.


Christmas at the Fort

20% OFF Entire Purchase

20% OFF Entire Book Store/Gift Shop Purchase and FREE Museum Admission this Saturday (11/30/2019) and Sunday (12/1/2019) only!


Sullivan-Clinton Campaign 1779 - Symposium

The Sullivan-Clinton Campaign Against the Iroquois 1779 - Symposium


The Fort Plain Museum presents the Sullivan-Clinton Campaign Against the Iroquois 1779 Symposium held on Saturday, November 2, 2019, pre-registration is recommended, walk-ins are welcomed. The lineup of topics and speakers include:

  • Not Overrun but Destroy: The Iroquois Campaign of 1779 - Glenn F. Williams
  • Total Destruction and Devastation: the George Washington We Remember - G. Peter Jemison
  • Making the Most of a Little: The Evolution of an American Strategy for 1779 - Joseph R. Fischer
  • Amateurs Talk About Tactics, but Professionals Study Logistics: Supplying the Sullivan Expedition of 1779 - Robert Mulligan
  • Clinton's Dam: Colonial and Native Contexts - William A. Starna
  • From the Mohawk to the Susquehanna: Clinton's Brigade route across the Portage in 1779 - Wayne Lenig

The symposium will end with a Panel Discussion where attendees can ask our panel of experts questions regarding the Sullivan/Clinton Campaign of 1779.


Book Talk and Signing

Join us on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 6:30 pm as we celebrate the newly published book, Don Troiani's Campaign to Saratoga - 1777 by author/historian Eric Schnitzer. Eric Schnitzer also is one of the Museum's Featured Presenters at its annual American Revolution Mohawk Valley Conference.

This event starts at 6:30 PM and will be held at the Fulton-Montgomery Community College's Allen House located at 2805 NY-67, Johnstown, NY 12095.

There is a $10 admission fee and books will be available for purchase.

Register online: Please Click Here

Walk-ins are Welcomed!

Refreshments will be Served!

2019 Fall Hours

The Museum's 2019 Fall Hours

Thursday - Sunday

10 am - 4 pm

Any other days by appointment:
please email or call 518-993-2527

Thank you!

Labor Day Weekend Book Sale - 20% OFF

Labor Day Weekend Book Sale - 20% OFF

On Labor Day Weekend, Saturday August 31st through Monday September 2nd, we will take 20% off your entire book purchase. Also, those who purchase a book, get free admission to the museum. Come enjoy the last weekend of the regular season!


The Last of the Regular Season is Monday, September 2nd. Starting on Thursday, September 5th, the Museum will be open Thursday through Sunday - 10am - 4pm, until the end of October. This is a great time to visit the Mohawk Valley, the local historic sites and museums, while taking in the beautiful fall colors.

The Truth About Alexander Hamilton

Was Hamilton born in 1755 or 1757?

What was Hamilton’s role in the Newburgh Conspiracy?

Hamilton was married in Albany, NY? 

Before you head to Proctors in Schenectady to see Hamilton the Musical, find out the answers to these questions and other Hamilton discoveries!

The Fort Plain Museum welcomes back Hamilton Historian, Michael E. Newton on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 6:00 PM.

Also available will be Mr. Newton's newly released book, Discovering Hamilton.

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