Historic Sites

Step into the past and tour Gilded Age Great Camps, watch military reenactments and journey along historic railways.
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The history of the Adirondacks is as diverse as its geography. A battleground through three wars, the turf of loggers and miners, the vacation destination of Gilded Age magnates and home to two Winter Olympic Games, the depth and breadth of the region's heritage is only matched by its glorious scenery.

You'll find forts, museums, historic homes and "Great Camps," excursion railroads and even sunken wrecks in the Adirondacks. Events ranging from Woodsmen's Field Days to the No-Octane Regatta to a French and Indian War Encampment bring history to life.

Heritage Guide

Almanzo Wilder, who later married author Laura Ingalls famous for her Little House Book series, spent his childhood on this homestead. The story line for Farmer Boy, the second in the series, was...
Akwesasne is a Mohawk community that pre-dates the formation of the United States and Canada. The museum exhibits portray the continuing culture of the Akwesasne Mohawk people. Over 3,000 artifacts...
Malone has many beautiful old homes that stand as a testament to its history as a center of commerce and transportation. The historical society's collection is housed in an Italianate mansion with...
Erected in 1905 by Russian Jewish immigrants, Beth Joseph was the first synagogue built in the Adirondacks and from 1910 to 1924 it served 36 families. The synagogue has been restored and now offers...
A unique museum packed with more than 3,000 artifacts with an emphasis on the Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy Mohawks, Oneidas, Senecas, Onondagas, Cayugas, Tuscaroras. The fine historic...
White Pine Camp, a classic Adirondack Great Camp, served as the 1926 summer White House for President Calvin Coolidge. Each building in the Great Camp complex is architecturally and functionally...
The self-guided walking and driving tours of Malone include a number of historic churches and many fine homes featuring Greek Revival and Victorian-style architecture. The beautifully restored homes...
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