Watertown, New York


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Watertown, in New York’s North Country, boasts a strong military presence because of nearby Fort Drum. There is an air of American pride in the town from the large number of veterans and families connected to the military living here. To catch the spirit of patriotism, visit Sackets Harbor Battlefield to tour the Commandant’s House and Navy Yard and see reenactments of the War of 1812.

There is something for everyone in Watertown from adventures to education. Learn about New York State's history visiting the library, museums and historic homes. Be sure to visit the 10th Division and Fort Drum Museum to learn about the history of Fort Drum as a military installation, the history of the 10th Mountain Division, and local military history. Additionally tour the Jefferson County Historical Society Museum and the New York State Living Museum at Thompson.

Visitors can choose from a variety of water sports on Lake Ontario or whitewater rafting on the Black River. The area offers diving, boating, fishing, hunting, golfing and snowmobiling seasonally. See wild animals at Thompson Park’s New York State Zoo and visit nearby St. Lawrence National Park Islands.

Find plenty of shopping at the Salmon Run Mall, any of 10 shopping centers and downtown boutiques. Take in the aerial view at the SkyDeck, go antiquing, or even take a ghost tour. See what locals love about Watertown in their reviews.

Lived here my whole life!! As a community, we are always able to come together and support our Troops that are fighting for our freedom!
Reviewed by RonniLGranger
on April 17, 2012
Go Watertown and Fort Drum!!
Reviewed by LynnPietroski
on April 16, 2012
Pine Camp/Camp Drum/Fort Drum has always been a pride for Watertown, NY. Years ago, miles and miles of Army Reservists and their equipment were seen on the highways, heading for their 6-week duty in the North Country. This helped put Watertown on the map back in the 1950's! 60+ years later, the 10th Mountain Division troops and their families have become a significant factor in the growth and prosperity of Watertown. Their presence in the community is saluted, as is the valor and commitment of the troops to keep our country safe. Thank you, Fort Drum.
Reviewed by AudreyB1962
on April 13, 2012
My hometown -- definitely the most patriotic town I have ever visited!
Reviewed by ehartley
on April 13, 2012
Supporting the troops ... it's what Watertown and the surrounding 1000 Island region does!!
Reviewed by JessicaFranzese
on April 13, 2012
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