If you’re anything like me, you’ll agree that one of the best parts about living in New York is that we have so many fascinating attractions that allow us to dive into our state’s history. But out of all of the Empire State’s historic towns, there’s one out in Western New York that we would highly encourage you to visit: Lewiston, New York.

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What are some other historic towns in New York to visit?

If you enjoyed exploring Lewiston, New York, then you will be delighted to discover these historic towns in New York, too:

  • Ticonderoga: Right along the shores of Lake Champlain where Vermont is close you can see our friendly neighbor, visiting the town of Ticonderoga is nothing short of stepping back in time. With stunning views of the water, its historic locations like Fort Ticonderoga that bring people to this town. Known for being America's Most Historic Landscape, taking a trip to this fort will be exactly like stepping into the 18th century.
  • New Paltz. You may know New Paltz as being one of New York's best adventure towns, but you'll find that many people come here to learn more about the local history. Head over to the Huguenot Street Historical District, where you can find stone houses from the 18th century that are still in their original setting. One of our favorite historic points of interest in New Paltz is the Abraham Hasbrouck House. Built in 1735 by Colonel Abraham Hasbrouck in Kingston's Stockade District, this colonial stone house is now a registered landmark.
  • Lake Placid. With the large Olympic Ski Jumps towering over the tree line of the Adirondacks, it's hard not to instantly feel like you've been thrown back into time when visiting Lake Placid. The historic town has hosted the Winter Olympics twice and surrounds visitors with beautiful scenery and pieces of the past. Home to less than 3,000 residents, there's nothing like taking a getaway to this secluded town to learn more about its history. Oh, and during the holidays? Lake Placid is easily the best Christmas town in New York!