Welcome to Fort Plain, NY

Fort Plain is located in Montgomery County, New York, and was built around the Otsquago Creek that enters the Mohawk River and Erie Canal from the southwest. The area around the Otsquago Creek was first settled by the Kanienʼkehá꞉ka (Mohawk “people of the flint”) Tribe of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy with villages in the area through the 17th and 18th centuries and later during the Revolutionary War was the site of a military post.

The Village of Fort Plain, NY

The village of Fort Plain became established where the original Revolutionary War fort built in 1776 once stood. During this time, many of the village’s men were fighting throughout the Mohawk Valley and beyond leaving the women to defend themselves and the fort, dressed as men.

Historic Fort Plain

The village has a number of sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places including the Fort Plain Conservation Area, Fort Plain Historic District, and United States Post Office.

Explore Fort Plain

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  • Village of Fort Plain

    The Village of Fort Plain website with information on village government and services like, hosing administrator, police and fire departments, and so much more.

    Police: 911 or non-emergency (518) 993-4271
    Fire: 911 or (518) 332-9670 

  • Fort Plain Central School

    Located in the historic Mohawk Valley between Albany and Utica, the Fort Plain Central School District is home to a dynamic community that is supportive of its schools.

    The district serves approximately 780 students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Students in grades pre-K through 6 attend the Harry Hoag Elementary School, and students in grades 7-12 attend the Fort Plain Jr./Sr. High School. The schools are located less than a half mile from each other in the village of Fort Plain.

  • Fort Plain Free Library

    Administered under a charter granted in 1894 by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York, the Fort Plain Free Library serves the community by providing a wide range of recreational and informational materials in a variety of formats. The library’s welcome center makes information about local history, current attractions, and sites of interest available to visitors and residents alike and additionally serves as a meeting and programming space.

  • Fort Plain Museum and Historical Park

    The Fort Plain Museum began operation in 1961 as the Fort Plain Restoration with an emphasis on rebuilding Revolutionary War Fort Plain. The Museum is located in the Village of Fort Plain and Town of Minden. The village of Fort Plain was originally named after the fort, an important military outpost in the Revolutionary War.