Adirondack Historic Sites

History. It's in our nature.

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Adirondack Historic Sites

We are known for our amazing Great Camps, but of course, our history didn't begin with the popularization of these Camps. From our first settlements to logging villages to mountain exploration, we have a long history that is just waiting for you to explore it. Visit the historical societies and museums located throughout the region - which highlight specific town history. The outstanding Adirondack Experience, The Museum On Blue Mountain Lake is the perfect stop for visitors of all ages.

Great Camps Today

But, if it's Great Camps that intrigue you, look no further. The Adirondack Great Camp tradition began in the late 19th century soon after the publication of William H. H. Murray's Adventures in the Wilderness in 1869. This highly popular book was an account of Murray's various camping, hunting, and fishing trips in the Adirondack wilderness. Murray's book put the Adirondack Mountains and Hamilton County on the map as a tourist destination; grand hotels were built and the rich and famous from around the world were soon spending their summers here.

Find out more about our Great Camp History and plan your visit today! We can even help you decide where to stay.

ALL ABOARD! The best way to enjoy beautiful Raquette Lake is from the deck of the W.W. Durant. Cool breezes. Breathtaking scenery....
Open from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, mid-June through mid-September. The Inlet Historical Society records, displays, and...
149 Route 28
Welcome to Great Camp Sagamore in the Adirondacks at Raquette Lake, NY. Our 27 authentic National Historic Landmark designated...
Sagamore Road
Raquette Lake
The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts’ (Arts Center) mission is to promote, develop, cultivate, present, and foster quality arts...
We are a public library that's open to all residents. We have books, movies, and books on CD available to borrow. We also have a...

Ausable Chasm

2144 Route 9
Au Sable Chasm
(518) 834-7454

Indian Lake Theater

13 West Main Street
Indian Lake
(518) 648-5950

Historical Society of Lake Pleasant & Speculator

2885 Route 8
Box 103
(518) 548-4478

Blue Mountain Designs

8940 Route 30
Blue Mountain Lake
(518) 352-7000

Fulton Chain of Lakes Performing Arts Council

PO Box 680
(315) 357-5501

Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake

9097 Route 30
Blue Mountain Lake
(518) 352-7311

Abanakee Studios

Route 28
Indian Lake
(518) 648-5013

Piseco Lake Historical Society

Adirondack - Sacandaga River Sculpture Park

New York State Route 30 -South Main Street
(518) 774-6641

Long Lake Camp Inc.

83 Long Lake Camp Way
Long Lake
(800) 767-7111

Indian Lake Museum

6355 State Route 30
Indian Lake
(518) 648-5377

Morehouse Historical Museum

715 State Route 8
(315) 826-7109

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