Kent-Delord House Museum

The property was originally owned by William Bailey (one of the first judges and assemblymen) on which a simple dwelling was built in 1797. Colonel John Bailey, William’s father, bought the house and later deeded it to his daughter, Elizabeth, the wife of Judge James Kent. The Kents sold it to Henry and Betsey Delord in 1810 for $850. In 1811 Delord rebuilt the house as we see it today. British officers made the house their headquarters in September 1814. Invited guests have included Thomas Macdonough, Alexander Macomb, and James Monroe. The house remained in the family until 1913 and has operated as the Kent-Delord House Museum since 1928.

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Latitude: 44.700633 Longitude: -73.448149 Elevation: 117 ft
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Season and Hours Open

The museum is open for tours Tuesday – Friday noon to 3:30 p.m. and by appointment.

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Related Sites Or Experiences

Clinton County Historical Association Plattsburgh, NY

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That looks like the picture I took when I asked John Krueger if he minded if I created the Facebook account for the KDH Museum. What a very beautiful place to visit and learn about the Delord Family and Plattsburgh, NY history. If you need an answer about this family and museum, John Krueger is the person to ask. He answered many of my questions, one intelligent man!

Randy Lucia, 5/17/2013

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