Sagamore Institute of the Adirondacks (Great Camp Sagamore)

A national historic landmark, Great Camp Sagamore, designed by William West Durant, was the vacation retreat of the Vanderbilt family from 1901-1954. Now operating as a not-for-profit, Sagamore offers daily historical tours of the complex and a variety of overnight programs for families, outdoor enthusiasts, artists, and more. Our mission is to foster understanding, care, and respect for nature, people, and their critical interdependence. Great Camp Sagamore strives to be a place where broad and diverse audiences gather to use these unique buildings and natural settings to explore and understand our Adirondack culture, environment, and relationship to both.

Tour schedule

  • May 28-June 12: 1:30 p.m. on weekends.
  • June 12-Labor Day: 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. daily.
  • Labor Day - Columbus Day: 1:30 p.m. daily.