Champlain Valley Transportation Museum Kids' Station, Plattsburgh

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The Champlain Valley Transportation Museum in Plattsburgh, New York, United States, founded in 2000 to be a museum dedicated to the history of Lozier Motors, has grown in scope to cover all the transportation in the region. It includes artifacts and displays on the history of land and water based transportation in the region, especially on Lake Champlain and the St. Lawrence Seaway.The museum was the idea of Anthony Vaccaro, a Plattsburgh physician, who owned and restored a 1915 Lozier. He saw a museum dedicated to Lozier Motors as a way of promoting Plattsburgh's rich history. Despite the museum's expanded scope, the Lozier remains its centerpiece. The museum's Type 82 Lozier is the only known Type 82 in existence.The museum officially opened on the site of the former Plattsburgh Air Force Base in 2004 with the help of a corps of volunteers. Its permanent collection includes two Lozier Automobiles. Also housed at the museum are the Bill Gates Diner (a cafe housed in a trolley car), a 1924 REO Speed Wagon used by Plattsburgh Motor Services' founder Walter Church, a 1929 Model A Ford and a 1967 Jaguar. 1903 Oldsmobile (Reproduction)1910 National Speedster1911 Kissell Kar Speedster1914 Lozier 5 Passenger Touring1915 Lozier 7 Passenger Touring1915 Ford Model T Roadster1917 Ford Model T Race Car1918 Dodge Limousine1923 Dodge 5 Passenger Touring1924 REO Truck1925 Ford Model T Bobtail Racer1927 Pierce Arrow Sedan1929 Ford Model A Touring Right Hand Drive1930 Ford Model AA w/Compressor1930 Ford Huckster Truck1930 Ford 5 Window Coupe1934 Dodge Fire Truck1940 DeSoto Taxi1942 Willys Jeep1947 Crosley Coupe1948 Plymouth Coupe (Fire Chief's Car)1948 Dodge Convertible1949 Dodge Sedan1949 Riley LeMans Roadster (Country of origin: UK)1953 Triumph Renown Saloon (Country of origin: UK)1956 Buick Century1957 Ford Skyliner1960 BMW Isetta1960 Cadillac Deville Hardtop1965 Ford Mustang Convertible1967 Jaguar XK-E Roadster (Country of origin: UK)1969 Pontiac Trans-Am1970 Pontiac Trans-Am1981 Home-Built Electric TowncarFollowing a 2006 grant that helped establish the museum, in 2007, the museum received a $1 million grant from the New York State Department of Transportation to assist in the upgrade of the museum's infrastructure. The museum is required to raise $200,000 in order to receive the grant and in January 2008 it began a capital campaign to achieve this goal.
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  • My husband and I toured this museum and found the tour guide and the collection of vehicles to be excellent. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and provided a lot of interesting details about ...  more »
  • Great place to visit! Tour guide was excellent. The uniqueness of the exhibits was explained with the correct level of detail.  more »
  • My husband and I celebrated our anniversary with a trip to the Museum. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. We learned so much and were entertained at the same time. A MUST SEE!!  more »
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  • Unique place with lots of interesting activities.