Hours of Montgomery County Dept. of History and Archives: Monday-Friday 8:30am-4pm (Sept - June) Monday-Friday 9am-4pm (July & August)
Fort Plain Museum and Historical Park: Open May 31- September, Daily 10am -4pm
On May 21, 1780 Sir John Johnson led a raiding party from Canada south to the Mohawk River along the Sacandaga Trail to the settlement of Caughnawaga, now Fonda, NY. The raid targeted specific Patriot leaders burning their homes, seizing property and in many cases killing or making prisoners of the rebels. Historic markers designate many of the locations of actual events and research material is available at the Montgomery County Department of History & Archives located in the village. Further interpretation of the Caughnawaga Raid can be seen at the Fort Plain Museum.