Port Henry was one of the wealthiest villages in New York in the late19th century. Those high up in the Witherbee & Sherman Mining Company could afford the finest.
History and Heritage Tours
The wealthy of Port Henry and Moriah followed the path of paternalistic business leaders of the 19th century, including Andrew Carnegie and J.P. Morgan, in creating institutions and services for their workers. They built golf courses, parks, and other recreational amenities.
Now, Port Henry is home to a wonderfully preserved collection of "High Style" buildings, which are houses and public buildings designed by architects.
Self-guided walking tour brochures, "A Walk Through History," are available at The Iron Center or at the Town Hall in Port Henry. Learn about the mining and railroad history of Port Henry by going on this walk!