Introduction to Glens Falls, New York
Glens Falls History
The area occupied by the present day city of Glen Falls was originally called Chepontuc. After many name changes, the area was named in honor of Colonel Johannes Glen in 1788. It had its first post office in 1808, and was incorporated as a village in 1839. Glens Falls achieved cityhood in 1908.
Glens Falls and nearby Attractions
- Champlain Canal
- Charles R. Wood Theater
- Glens Falls Community Theatre
- Glens Falls Symphony
- Chapman Historical Museum
- The Hyde Collection
Things To Do In Glens Falls
Glen Falls is noted for its many historic sites. It has two historic districts that are mentioned on the National Register of Historic Places. The city also has a Civil War Monument. Glen Falls presents a variety of opportunities for entertainment as well, ranging across theater, music and locally organized events.
Glens Falls Transportation
Albany International is the nearest major airport.
Glens Falls Higher Education
Adirondack Community College, SUNY Empire State College and Skidmore College provide facilities for higher education.