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.
They 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, by building 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," available at The Iron Center or at the Town Hall, Park Place, Port Henry. View the industrial might that created fortunes and learn about the mining and railroad history of Port Henry.