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.

Watertown has supported the military for 70 plus years!
Reviewed by vls1254
on May 15, 2012
A great supporter of Fort Drum.
Reviewed by MarkSheppard
on May 15, 2012
Watertown loves and supports its military friends and neighbors from Fort Drum
Reviewed by JenniferSibley
on May 15, 2012
celebrating Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Veterans Day and supporting our troops three hundred and sixty five days a year. Watertown is mainstream AMERICA
Reviewed by loretta-c
on May 15, 2012
Being a military family, i always feel appreciated while in watertown. There are also many stores and resturants that give a military discount, and welcome military service members and there families.
Reviewed by BlissFayette
on May 15, 2012
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