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Opening Day

Opening Day is Friday, July 10, 2020
Covid-19 recommended procedures will be in place
please wear a mask - please practice social distancing (6 feet apart) - hand sanitizer will be available - museum areas will be properly cleaned/sanitized
Times - 10 am to 4 pm
Days - Friday through Sunday (subject to change)
Also by Appointment - Please Email
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Online Bookstore

***New Online Bookstore***

Please Click Here for the Museum's Online Bookstore


Conference Update

Conference Update:

We at The Fort Plain Museum hope everyone is healthy and staying safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

Your health and safety, is our first concern; therefore we decided to move the conference to September 10-13, 2020

Please Click Here for more Information

If you cannot attend in September, a complete refund will be given. Please email Brian with any questions at           

Thank you for your support, stay safe and much good health to you all. 

- The Fort Plain Museum Board of Trustees

Thank you to our Conference Sponsors

The 2020 Conference would not be possible without the support from many friends, we thank you all!

Museum News

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!

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