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Adirondack Museums, Historic Sites & Cultural Attractions Located throughout the Adirondacks

Planning a visit to the Adirondacks and looking for historic sites, museums, cultural attractions or unique venues located throughout the Adirondacks? Adirondack.net helps you plan your Adirondack vacation your way - from small historic sites tucked away among quaint villages to the popular Adirondack Experience in Blue Mountain Lake, you will find a variety educational experiences designed to enrich your next trip to the Adirondack Mountains.

an aerial view of fort ticonderoga
Fort Ticonderoga
Ticonderoga, NY
Fort Ticonderoga is a bucket list destination! Bring the family and enjoy hands-on activities, daily weapon demos, boat tours, world-class museum exhibits, beautiful gardens, friendly animals, and more. Rain or shine, there's something for everyone!
people in a kids museum
North Country Children's Museum
Potsdam, NY
The North Country Children's Museum invites kids to check out interactive exhibits celebrating the cultural and geographical resources of the North Country. Children of all ages play, imagine, discover, and learn through the exhibits and programs.
a pond with a rustic, covered viewing platform, surrounded by trees and a sloping, green lawn
Adirondack Experience
Blue Mountain Lake, NY
Please note, Adirondack Experience is closed for the 2020 season. Find online programs, activities, and virtual experiences on their website and social media.
Group of visitors under a large overhang of rocks by a river
Natural Stone Bridge and Caves
Pottersville, NY
Summer: Hike self-guided tour & explore LARGEST cave entrance in East, waterfalls, gorge, caves. Also guided adventure tours, gemstone mining, disc golf, climbing walls, dino dig, & extensive rock shop. Winter: snowshoe trails/tour.
Raquette Lake Sunrise
Kurt Gardner Photography Gallery
Old Forge, NY
Kurt Gardner Photography Gallery features and sells a large selection of photographs of the Adirondack Park. You can purchase HD quality metal prints, matted prints, and photos with custom wooden frames from their shop in Old Forge and online store.
aerial view of a museum near a pond
The Wild Center
Tupper Lake, NY
The Wild Center in Tupper Lake is an Adirondack museum featuring exhibits and programs, live animals, forest trails, and the Wild Walk, an elevated walkway among the treetops. Discover the story of the Adirondacks with the whole family!
Adirondack History Museum
Elizabethtown, NY
The Adirondack History Museum in Elizabethtown portrays the history, art, and culture of Essex County through an array of permanent and seasonal exhibits.
Warrensburgh Museum of Local History
This year-round museum provides fascinating insights into the Adirondack community of Warrensburg, NY. Open Sundays 1 - 3 pm and Wednesdays 12 to 2 pm. From July through Sept., the museum is also open Saturdays 11 am to 1 pm. Plan your visit today!
Ticonderoga Historical Society at the Hancock House
Ticonderoga, NY
Modeled after Thomas Hancock's mid-16th century Boston home, the Hancock House was built in 1926 as a gift to the New York State Historical Association. Now, it houses a museum, a research library, and an art gallery, which showcase regional history.
Goodsell Museum
Old Forge, NY
The Goodsell Museum is the headquarters of the Town of Webb Historical Association. Visitors can explore local history through carefully-curated exhibitions that change yearly. Open Tues-Sat 10 am - 3 pm year round with no admission charge.
Dean Homestead Museum
Stony Creek, NY
The Dean Homestead Museum is run by the Stony Creek Historical Society and depicts the history of the Dean family and the local area. It is open on select days during the summer.
Chapman Museum
Glens Falls, NY
Discover the history of the Glens Falls/Queensbury area -- where the Hudson River leaves the mountains. Explore everyday Hometown Life and see the Adirondacks through the lens of 19th C. photographer Seneca Ray Stoddard.
Kent-Delord House Museum
Plattsburgh, NY
Step back in time and discover how three generations of an Adirondack family lived at Plattsburgh's only historic house museum.
Lewis County Historical Society Museum / Gould Mansion
Lyons Falls, NY
Located between the Adirondacks and the Tug Hill Plateau, the Lewis County Historical Society Museum helps preserve the region's history through its artifact collection and research center.
Six Nations Indian Museum
Onchiota, NY
Six Nations Indian Museum depicts historical and contemporary Haudenosaunee culture through artifacts, art, and oral history. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm in July through August.
John Brown Farm State Historic Site
Lake Placid, NY
Take a guided tour of the John Brown farmhouse, check out an old barn with a video of the Underground Railroad, and hike the network of trails at the John Brown Farm State Historic Site.