Welcome to one of the largest museums in upstate New York, a gorgeously placed museum with a Blue Mountain behind it and the mirror-like Blue Mountain Lake below. This vast campus provides 22 modern exhibition galleries and historic buildings, as well as many lush grounds affording sweeping views. The exhibits tell the unique story of the Adirondack region and its people, deepening the appreciation of locals and tourists’ alike for the region. The topics inside range from boating to logging, telling the story of how this location was once a lumber camp, turned summer hotel, turned museum. The transformation from mineral and lumber resource to recreational vacation getaway is detailed throughout many indoor and outdoor activities great for the family and children!
The Adirondack Museum works to expand the public understanding of history and the relationship between man and nature. Once here your group will see the artifacts that represent community life from this region, historical documents that tell how people live, work, and play on the landscape. There are over 30,000 objects, 70,000 photos, 9,511 books, and 800 pages of original manuscript. There are many different enjoyable, unique tours available that will take your group through the 22 exhibits, event spaces, and gardens throughout the museum grounds. Before you go head over to the Museum Store for great local products such as many books, mugs, and even local maple syrup! The Lake View Cafe is also a great stop, serving up soup,salad, sandwiches, and scenic views galore.