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Museums Trace a Rich History

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
518-494-5160
Learn about the history of the Chestertown and Pottersville areas through displays, photographs and antique artifacts. Guided tours are available.

Horicon Museum
6696 State Rte 8
PO Box 51
Brant Lake, NY 12815
518-494-7286
http://horiconhistoricalsociety.org/museum.htm
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.

Adirondack Museum
Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812-0099
518-352-7311
www.adirondackmuseum.org
The Adirondack Museum tells the story of how people have lived, worked, played and traveled in the Adirondack region since the early 1800s.


Fort Ticonderoga
PO Box 390
Ticonderoga, NY 12883
518-585-2821
www.fort-ticonderoga.org
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
Canada Street
Lake George, NY 12845
518-668-5471
www.fwhmuseum.com
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
518-623-0100
Five miniature worlds of model trains, 5000 square ft. of trains, a first-class journey for dreamers of all ages!
www.railroadsonparade.com

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