Kent-Delord House Museum
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Kent-Delord House Museum Gardens
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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Clinton County Historical Association Plattsburgh, NY
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The museum is open for tours Tuesday – Friday noon to 3:30 p.m. and by appointment.