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Address: 17 Cumberland Ave, Plattsburgh, NY 12901-1849
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Built in 1797, the Kent-Delord House Museum tells the story of a prominent...

Built in 1797, the Kent-Delord House Museum tells the story of a prominent small town family in Upstate New York. Henry and Betsey Delord moved to the house in 1811, and owned and operated a general store called the Red Store right on the property. The house was also the British Headquarters during the Battle of Plattsburgh during the War of 1812.Learn more about the story of the Delord family in Plattsburgh! From an old government debt to the Women's Christian Temperance Union, from inventions to the Medal of Honor from serving in the Civil War, the Delords tell a fascinating story! The Kent-Delord House Museum is open seasonally for tours!May-June: Tuesday-Friday from 11AM-3PM, July-August: Tuesday-Saturday from 11AM-3PM, September: Tuesday-Friday from 11AM-3PM. Battle of Plattsburgh Weekend, Sept 12-13, 2015, we are open Saturday and Sunday 10-4. October-April: Tours by appointment

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Good Place to Visit on Rainy Afternoon

Interesting house near Lake Champlain with history going back further than War of 1812. Lots of original furnishings and collections. Visited it on a rainy Sunday afternoon... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 June 2016
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

The Delorde house was recommended by the U.S. Border agent on my way into the States. The place is very well maintained with plenty of original artifacts. What really made the visit special was the volunteer who gave us a tour. She was able to provide us with the background of all of the family members who had lived at... More 

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Newburgh, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

Interesting house near Lake Champlain with history going back further than War of 1812. Lots of original furnishings and collections. Visited it on a rainy Sunday afternoon. One caveat, this house is normally not open on Sundays (and Mondays) and we were lucky to find it open for "Museum Days" in Plattsburg. A short walk away is Lake Champlain and... More 

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Plattsburgh, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015

For any history enthusiast, a stop by the Kent Delord House is a must! I took advantage of their seasonal open house today in order to take a peak inside. Although I own an historical home in Plattsburgh, it's a real treat to see another period house furnished as it might have once been in the past. Fortunately for all... More 

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East Lyme, Connecticut
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

We drove up from Lake Placid on the Saturday after Thanksgiving and were looking forward to visiting the KD House Museum and learning more about Plattsburgh. The Plattsburgh City website claims that this place is open year round so we were very surprised to see a sign at the house saying that it was closed for the season. Sadly, as... More 

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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

While attending the Bicentennial celebrations of the Battle of Plattsburg in the War of 1812, those who purchased buttons for the various activities were given free admission to the museum. A very friendly and knowledgeable docent gave an excellent tour of a home that was build well before the war, and during the attempted British invasion from Canada, was used... More 

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Beaconsfield, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014

Excellent flower garden. Lots of history of the area and activities during the war of 1812. Great park across the street with expansive lawn down to the Saranac River and Lake Champlain. Nice picnic spot.

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Plattsburgh, New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2013

Stopped by with my wife for a tour and was told it will be 1 hour until the next tour. I said " I guess I'll just" and was cut off with "there is no just, you must leave now. You may come back in an hour" and her back was turned to my face. I did not come back.... More 

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kentdelord, Manager at Kent Delord House Museum, responded to this review

We apologize for the rude hostess. The Kent-Delord House Museum is able to run because of our volunteers, and our docents/tour guides are all volunteers. We hope that you do not take the behavior of one of our volunteers to represent the attitude and views of this institution as a whole. We invite you to come back to the Kent-Delord... More 

Plattsburgh, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2012

Very nice authentic recreation of family and garden life in the 18oo's. Many performances are given throughout the year consisting of mainly local school and local musical groups. Battleground reenactments for the Battle of Plattsburgh during the war of 1812. A nice place to visit.

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kentdelord, Manager at Kent Delord House Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Come back to the Kent-Delord House Museum at any time! More 

Plattsburgh, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2012

This is a nice home to visit as well as the grounds. The house has a lot of history and the folks that run it are very educated in explaining the history of this nice home, very interesting to see how people lived way back when.

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kentdelord, Manager at Kent Delord House Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We hope you are able to come back and visit the Kent-Delord House Museum in the future! More 

Newcomb, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2012

I have been there many times and always marvel at the quality of the displays and the knowledge of those that grace the halls of this very personal museum.

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kentdelord, Manager at Kent Delord House Museum, responded to this review

Thank you! Hope to see you at the Kent-Delord House Museum again soon! More 

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