Museums in the Adirondack Region

Blue Mountain Lake

The Adirondack Museum

Rt 28N & 30, Blue Mountain Lake, NY    12812


Open daily 10am-5pm     May-Oct   (Call or check website for exact dates)

Exhibits and Programs in 20 buildings on 32 acres of grounds and gardens tel the history of life, work and leisure in the Adirondacks since the early 1800s, with programs, special events, permanent and rotating exhibits on logging, boats and boating, transportation, mining, outdoor recreation, rustic furniture, education, topography, etc.




Almanzo Wilder Homestead

177 Stacy Road, Burke, NY, just east of Malone

518/483-1207 or 866/438-FARM

Home of Farmer Boy, real life character of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House book; store, museum


Colton Historical Society and Museum

Main Street, across from the town hall

Open by appointment; call 315/262-2524



American Maple Museum and Hall of Fame

Main Street, Croghan, NY



Artifacts and maple syrup manufacturing equipment, logging tools, antiques

Lake Placid

John Brown Farm State Historic Site

2 John Brown Road, Lake Placid, NY


Mon & Wed-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1-5pm, late May-Oct

Home and burial site of famed abolitionist leader of 1850 raid on National Arsenal at Harpers Ferry, VA

Winter Olympic Museum, Hall of Fame & Site of 1932 & 1980 Winter Olympics

Lake Placid-Wilmington Area

Museum at 218 Main Street at the Olympic Center, Lake Placid, NY

518/523-1655 ext 226

Open daily 10am-5pm

Museum Admission $5 Adults; $3 Juniors and Seniors

Exhibits, Displays, Video Highlights, Uniforms, Equipment, Memorabilia of the Winter Olympic Games, Olympic ski jump complex, Mt. Van Hoevenberg Olympic Sports Complex


Parishville Museum

East Main Street


Open 1-3pm Tues & Thurs July-Aug, Open weekends by appointment

Thirteen rooms in 19th century style

Paul Smiths

Adirondack Park Visitor Interpretive Center

12 miles north of Saranac Lake, Route 30, one mile from intersection with Route 86, Paul Smiths, NY


Hours: 9am-5pm Tues-Sat

Free admission

Information on ecology, forest diversity, nature exhibits, interactive displays, theater program, interpretive trails, butterfly house.

White Pine Camp Tour

White Pine Road, Paul Smiths, NY

Public Tours on Saturdays in July and August.

For reservations and information, call 518/834-9328  Adirondack Architectural Heritage

Guided walking tour of historic Adirondack Great Camp which served as the summer White House in 1926 for President Calvin Coolidge.

Raquette Lake

Great Camp Sagamore

4 miles south off Route 28, Raquette Lake, NY


Adirondack Great Camp, former summer home of the Alfred Vanderbilt family, built in 1897 by William West Durant; 27 buildings, tours, courses, retreats

Raquette Lake Navigation Company

Raquette Lake, NY


Boat tours, cruise and dine, scenic excursions, moonlight cruises, fall foliage, great camps of J.P. Morgan, Vanderbilt and Huntington, private charters


Fort Ticonderoga

Fort Road, Ticonderoga, NY


9am-5pm Daily May-Oct

Historical re-enactments of battles from the 7 Years’ War and the American Revolution, overlooking Lake Champlain.  Museum, costumed interpreters. musket demonstrations, gardens, museum store, restaurant, picnic grounds

Tupper Lake

The Wild Center, Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks

45 Museum Drive, Tupper Lake, NY 12986


Hours:  Memorial Day – Columbus Day 10am-6pm Daily; Columbus Day – Memorial Day 10am-5pm Thurs-Sun; Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas and New Year’s Day; Open all week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, open Martin Luther King Day and Presidents’ Day.

A 31-acre campus featuring live exhibits, hiking, naturalist guides, theaters with high-definition films, hands-on learning, hundreds of live animals including rare native trout,river otters, turtles the size of walnuts and more elusive residents of the woods and waters.




Whiteface Mountain Memorial Highway

Wilmington, NY

518/946-2223 or 800/462-6236

Daily 9am-4pm Spring and Fall, weather permitting; Daily 8:30am-5pm Summer

Panoramic views of the Adirondack High Peaks, along a five-mile toll road, elevator to the top, historic toll house, castle and tunnel

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