Beyond the breathtaking vistas and exhilarating mountain air, the Adirondacks hold the key to a world of historical wonder. Around each corner visitors can discover hallowed battle grounds that witnessed fearless acts of heroism, explore museums that belie their rustic surroundings with impressive displays of Adirondack architecture, and escape to historic mansions and indulge in the comforts of elegant Victorian living. Great Camp Sagamore in Raquette Lake, and the Waldheim in Big Moose can make any history buff excited.
A visit to one of our local museums can be transportation back in time starting with the local Native American way of life, giving way to trapping, logging, tuberculosis camps and into the 21st century where the Adirondacks still remains a public treasure for wilderness experiences.
- The Adirondack Experience in Blue Mountain Lake offers an unparalleled immersive museum experience
- Historical sites dot the Western Central Adirondacks including early logging camps and Victorian era Adirondack…
History buffs looking for a more chilling history can explore the cases of "The Great American Tragedy" at Big Moose Lake in 1906, or the 1973 manhunt in Hamilton county for convicted murder Robert Garrow.