Best known for his bronze sculptures and paintings of frontier life, the world-renowned artist Frederic Remington also produced a number of works depicting life in the North Country. He was born in 1861 in nearby Canton, and spent his youth in the Ogdensburg area before taking his first trip west to the Montana Territory in 1881. He was an outdoorsman who was friends with the rich and famous of the day.
Remington's oil and watercolor paintings, illustrations, and 17 bronze sculptures, as well as his tools, library, personal notes, and furnishings from his home are all located in David Parish's beautiful estate overlooking the St. Lawrence River. The museum also features regional and Adirondack paintings by other artists and changing exhibits by contemporary painters. Gift Shop.
Special Events: Changing exhibits, school programs. Just across the street from the Remington Museum is a large waterfront park; historic markers describe events that took place in the area. Nearby is the United States Customs House which was active during the War of 1812 and the Civil War; it is the oldest Federal building still in active use.
Across the Oswegatchie River is the former site of Fort LaPresentation (Fort Oswegatchie) which was used in the French and Indian Wars and was still standing during the American Revolution. The Fort LaPresentation association is working to recreate the fort on its original site. The present day harbor lighthouse on Lighthouse Point was refitted in 1870 and dates back to 1834.
Open: May-Oct, Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm, Sun 1-5pm. Nov-April, Wed-Sat, 11am-4pm, Sun 1-5pm. Admission Fee.