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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  • We came there because the weather was not very nice and we wanted to do a special museum while driving thru this city. We chose this museum and we were not disappointed : this is a beautiful museum. T...  more »
  • A beautiful Museum with a huge collection of vehicles of any kind. In addition, people taking this Museum and conducting guided tours are really passionate people who will really explain the history of each piece without drowning in too full of information. Finally, the adult admission is not cheap ($7) compared to what we see. To do if you are in town. Magnificent museum with a huge collection of vehicles of all kinds. Moreover, the people holding this museum and making the guided tours are really enthusiasts who will really explain the history of each of the hotel without drowning you under too much information. Finally, the adult price of year entry is cheap ($ 7) compared to anything you see. To do if you are in town.
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  • This looks like a tiny place, with VERY limited parking, but once you get inside of their multiple buildings (these buildings used to be shops for the Plattsburgh base airmen to work on their cars), t...  more »
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  • Unique place with lots of interesting activities.

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