History buffs will want to spend some of their vacation exploring the many museums in the region. You will find information about Adirondack guides, the timber industry, the establishment of the Adirondack Park, the lives of Adirondack women in the nineteenth century, French and Indian War history and much more. Explore the many facets of a region that was a battleground through three wars, the home of loggers and miners, and the vacation destination of the rich and famous in days of old.
Chester Historical Museum
6339 State Rte 9
Chestertown, NY 12817
Learn about the history of the Chestertown and Pottersville areas through displays, photographs and antique artifacts. Guided tours are available.
6696 State Rte 8
PO Box 51
Brant Lake, NY 12815
Adirondack pioneer home life is presented through a collection of antique clothing, furniture, china, quilts and old photographs; Horse-drawn farm equipment, old tools, boats.
Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812-0099
The Adirondack Museum tells the story of how people have lived, worked, played and traveled in the Adirondack region since the early 1800s.
PO Box 390
Ticonderoga, NY 12883
Fort Ticonderoga engages, educates, and entertains
visitors by sharing the authentic stories of diverse cultures that met at
the Ticonderoga peninsula in war and in peace.
Fort William Henry
Lake George, NY 12845
Sitting atop a small rise, Fort William Henry commanded the southern
end of Lake George November 1755 to August 1757.
Railroads on Parade
7903 State Route 9
Pottersville, NY 12860
Five miniature worlds of model trains, 5000 square ft. of trains, a first-class journey for dreamers of all ages!