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Address: Route 9N and Hand Avenue, Elizabethtown, NY
Phone Number: 518-873-6466
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Description: Combination museum and history center, located in a former schoolhouse...
Combination museum and history center, located in a former schoolhouse, offers nature trails, Adirondack mountain fire tower, gardens and sugar house, plus various museum exhibits including horse-drawn vehicles, mining equipment, military artifacts and household items.
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This is the kind of place that kids love to go. The elementary school I worked at took 5th and 6th graders here on a regular basis. Lots of hands on activities and fascinating... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2013
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Central New Yorker
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This is the kind of place that kids love to go. The elementary school I worked at took 5th and 6th graders here on a regular basis. Lots of hands on activities and fascinating information about the past! Loved to watch the kids who needed to see and touch rather than read and write get just as involved as the... More 

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Otego, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

My husband and I visited on our honeymoon. We loved everything about this place. There were fabulous trails from display to display, which were enhanced by all the amazing scenery... Our favorite section was the one room school house. We were just in awe the whole time.

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Plattsburgh, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

We loved the educational experience this place offered. The kids had a good time.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

Visit the fire tower, see the doll collections, view the interactive exhibits showing how life was once lived here in the "Gateway to the Adirondacks".

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Adirondacks, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

Great place to spend a rainy afternoon! Three floors of diverse & interesting exhibits that will surely enrich your Adk experience! The attached fire tower that used to be on top of a Adk peak that can be climbed is a great bonus!

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