Adirondack Historic Sites

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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.

The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts’ (Arts Center) mission is to promote, develop, cultivate, present, and foster quality arts...
3446 Route 28
Blue Mountain Lake
12812
ALL ABOARD! The best way to enjoy beautiful Raquette Lake is from the deck of the W.W. Durant. Cool breezes. Breathtaking scenery....
254 Antlers Road
Raquette Lake
13436
Welcome to Great Camp Sagamore in the Adirondacks at Raquette Lake, NY. Our 27 authentic National Historic Landmark designated...
Sagamore Road
Raquette Lake
13436
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
Inlet
13360

The Revival

1441 State Route 30
Wells
12190
(518) 924-2041

Blue Mountain Designs

8940 Route 30
Blue Mountain Lake
12812
(518) 352-7000

Fulton Chain of Lakes Performing Arts Council

PO Box 680
Inlet
13360
(315) 357-5501

Historical Society of Lake Pleasant & Speculator

2885 Route 8
Box 103
Speculator
12164
(518) 548-4478

Indian Lake Theater

13 West Main Street
Indian Lake
12842
(518) 648-5950

Ausable Chasm

2144 Route 9
Au Sable Chasm
12911
(518) 834-7454

Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake

9097 Route 30
Blue Mountain Lake
12812
(518) 352-7311

Abanakee Studios

Route 28
Indian Lake
12842
(518) 648-5013

Piseco Lake Historical Society

155 Old Piseco Road
Piseco
12139

Adirondack - Sacandaga River Sculpture Park

(518) 774-6641

Long Lake Camp Inc.

83 Long Lake Camp Way
Long Lake
12847
(800) 767-7111

Indian Lake Museum

6355 State Route 30
Indian Lake
12842
(518) 648-5377

Morehouse Historical Museum

715 State Route 8
Hoffmeister
13353
(315) 826-7109

Inlet Public Library

162 Route 28
PO Box 274
Inlet
13360
(315) 357-6494

The Life & Times of Adirondack French Louie- Piseco

Jul102019
Join the Piseco Lake Historical Society as they present Peter Hemmerich ...
Piseco Community Hall

Historical Tour & Luncheon

Jul172019
Historical Tour and Luncheon The Lake Pleasant-Sacandaga Association is...

Village of Speculator

Village of Speculator
PO Box 396
Speculator
12164
Village of Speculator
2875 Route 8
Speculator
12164

Rustic Architecture of Big Moose Tour

Jul182019
This tour, led by AARCH’s Steven Engelhart and several local guides, will...

Tour Great Camp Sagamore- Raquette Lake

Aug42019
Tour Great Camp Sagamore, Raquette Lake - Durant Days Weekend Event ½...

War of 1812 in Hamilton County- Piseco

Aug142019
Join the Piseco Lake Historical Society and learn about the life of the first...
Piseco Community Hall

The Durant Legacy: St. Williams, Pine Knot, The Antlers & Echo Camp Tour

Aug152019
Explore the marvelous rustic architecture of Raquette Lake—by boat and by...

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