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Boats and Boating in the Adirondacks
An exhibition featuring freshwater boats for work and play. Discover the museum's extensive collection of Adirondack guideboats and the full-scale interior of a boat builder's shop. The resident boat builder is at work during July and August.
Living with Wilderness
& the Lynn Boillot Art Galleries
Living with Wilderness provides special exhibits on Adirondack history. Includes the Photobelt — a unique display of historic photographs and postcards from the museum's collection.
This building includes a large interactive map of the Adirondack Park.
The Lynn Boillot Art Galleries offer special exhibits devoted to the fine and decorative arts.
Log Hotel: Hotels, Camps and Adirondack Clubs
Built in 1878, this is an original structure from Merwin's Blue Mountain House, a summer resort located on the present site of the museum.
Adirondack Artist's Cottage
Painter Gustave Wiegand's cottage and studio from 1900-1920. The interior is outfitted with rustic furniture.
Roads and Rails:
Everyday Life in the Age of Horses
Horse-drawn vehicles from farm wagons to Concord coaches, a luxurious private railroad car, and vintage autos illustrate early transportation in the Adirondacks. The exhibit also includes a complete blacksmith's shop, a peddler's wagon and a gallery devoted to farming.
Lake View Deck
Enjoy magnificent views of Blue Mountain Lake from a height of more than 200 feet, and learn more about the landscape of the Adirondack Park.
A rustic cottage built for Camp Cedars at Forked Lake; an outstanding example of mosaic twig work.
A replica of an original summerhouse found on the grounds of Merwin's Blue Mountain House.
A one-room schoolhouse built in 1907 and used in Herkimer County until 1945. The schoolhouse is now a hands-on family activity center.
Buck Lake Club Camp
A unique log hunting camp built circa 1962.
Adirondack History Gallery
Common Threads: 150 Years of Quilts and Comforters showcases the work of Adirondack quiltmakers. See unique and contemporary pieces and examples from the museum's historic collections. Includes hands-on activities for children and adults alike.
Woods and Waters: Outdoor Recreation in the Adirondacks
Nineteenth century tourism, camping, surveying, mountaineering, fishing, trapping, and hunting, and Adirondack wildlife are all featured. The exhibit also includes stories of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid and the camp of hermit Noah John Rondeau.
Victorian Lean-to and Platform Tent
Explore and enjoy a lean-to decked out in 19th century fashion, and a platform tent with sitting porch. Look through flipbooks with historic photographs and imagine spending a summer on a remote lake in the Adirondacks.
Bull Cottage: Adirondack Rustic Furniture
Built in the early 1900s, the cottage displays important examples of Adirondack rustic furniture and accessories.
Merwin Hill Pavilion
Work in the Woods:
Logging in the Adirondacks
Logging camp life, tools and machinery, products and loggers' traditions tell the story of one of the Adirondack region's most important industries.
Whiteface Mountain Fire Tower
Climb the tower for a great view of the museum grounds and Blue Mountain Lake.
The Great Outdoors:
Adirondack Play and Adventure
Explore fishing, camping, climbing and kayaking in this hands-on exhibit specially designed for families with young children.
Marion River Carry Pavilion
The steamboat Osprey, the H.K. Porter locomotive with passenger car, and a diorama interpret turn-of-the-century steam and rail transportation systems in the Adirondacks.
Welcome to the Adirondack Museum! In the Visitor Center you will find: Admissions; the Water Witch — an Idem-class racing sloop built in 1900; the Membership Desk; International Paper Community Gallery (special exhibits); the Museum Store — offering regional crafts, books, gifts, and a special "kids corner."
Lower Lobby: International Paper Community Gallery, restrooms, ATM, public telephones.
Offering regional crafts, books, gifts, and a special "Kids Corner." Museum members receive a 10% discount; Mondays in July and August are Double Discount Days for museum members.
A space for lectures, musical presentations, and films.
Mark W. Potter Education Center
Classes and demonstrations.
Lake View Café
Enjoy breathtaking views of Blue Mountain Lake. The café menu offers fresh salads, soups, chili, hot entrees, sandwiches, desserts, and beverages.