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“Museum of America' first Naval Fleet”

Skenesborough Museum
Ranked #3 of 5 things to do in Whitehall
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Liverpool, New York
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Museum of America' first Naval Fleet”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

We went to this small (but comprehensive) museum after visiting Fort Ticonderoga which turned out to compliment our visit to the Fort in ways that we could not have anticipated. As a museum of the first organized fleet of America's military most of the museum's exhibits revolved around the same time period of Fort Ticonderoga and all of the majors wars fought during the 1700's in this area. The museum is located in Whitehall, NY. The town is small now but it was once a bustling hub of ship building activity and gateway to Lake Champlain and Fort Ticonderoga. The history of this small but important town was fascinating.

Visited July 2013
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English first
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Highly disappointed”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2013

I don't even know where to begin. Took my mom (military veteran) and sister (navy veteran) to see the "birthplace of the navy". Instead of finding a neat and well kept museum and grounds, we found an abandoned museum and neglected grounds. I was shocked and appalled. It appeared as if everyone had just closed up shop, never to return. Buildings were neglected, becoming overgrown with plants and weeds.

How can the birthplace of the navy, in one of the most powerful countries in the world, allow this to happen. To add insult to injury, the neighborhood is run down and depressed. When we were admiring the memorial to veterans, a few local youths drove by and yelled something inappropriate. I would not return to this location. This is not a place for families.

Visited July 2013
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Whitehall, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Exceptional Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2013

Wish to learn about the "Birthplace of the U.S. Navy"? This museum is the place to go. Would you like to learn how a lock works? Please visit.

Visited February 2013
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