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.

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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.

Historic Sites-Great Camp: 1 - 4 of 4

Great Camp Sagamore

Sagamore Road, Raquette Lake

W.W. Durant Cruise & Dine

Take a step back in time aboard the W.W. Durant
254 Antlers Road, Raquette Lake

Great Camp Sagamore

experience a bit of great camp history.
Sagamore Rd, Raquette Lake

Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake

With acres of exhibits and sweeping vistas, come explore the deep cultural history of the Adirondack Park.
9097 Route 30, Blue Mountain Lake