Potsdam is a beautiful town situated in St. Lawrence County, New York, United States of America. The city received its name after a town in Germany, also called Potsdam. The settlement of Potsdam began in the first years of the 19th century and the first people to move here were Davin Clarkson and Garret van Horn. When St. Lawrence County was settled, it only had 10 cities and Potsdam is one of them. The community of Potsdam is known for the local sandstone - a reddish-orange rock. If you want to visit Potsdam, there are a few points of interest that you cannot miss.
Village of Potsdam Museum is located in the small community of Potsdam Village, included in the city. The museum depicts the history of the settlement of the village. It has a lot of interesting collections, among them, one of photography and another of costumes.
Potsdam Public Museum is a great museum of Potsdam which includes the famous Burnap Collection of English Pottery. The collection includes objects from the early 18th century until the late 19th century. A short history of the city and of the Knowles family - from the early settlers is displayed inside the museum. The museum is opened from Tuesday to Saturday and offers free parking.
First Crush Wine Bar is a bistro located downtown Potsdam offering a great wine list. Food is also available, the place has great Panini sandwiches and delicious desserts. A specialty of the bistro is the exotic salad.
Mama Lucia is, according to locals, one of the best restaurants in Potsdam. It is located in a restored train depot and the food is put on enormous plates, to serve the whole family. The waiters in the restaurant often sing Italian areas, to the delight of those dining.