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Address: 9097 State Route 30, Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812
Phone Number: 15183527311
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

The Adirondack Museum is now open for its 59th season. The museum is open...

The Adirondack Museum is now open for its 59th season. The museum is open daily, including holidays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., through Monday, October 10, 2016. Begin your Adirondack experience with a visit to the Adirondack Museum. A regional museum of history and art, the Adirondack Museum's 24 buildings and exhibitions are situated on 121 acres, offering spectacular mountain and lake views. The museum's extensive collections give visitors the opportunity to experience how people have lived, worked, traveled and played in the Adirondacks since the 1800s. Exhibit themes include: boats and boating, land transportation, outdoor recreation, the environment, logging, rustic traditions, fine arts, and tourism. Interactive discovery centers and hands-on activities abound throughout the museum, making the museum a fun place for families with children to play and learn. Watch the Boat Builder in Residence construct a traditional Adirondack guideboat, take part in a workshop, feed the trout, or participate in a school field trip. Services at the Adirondack Museum include the Lake View Cafe, open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, overlooking pristine Blue Mountain Lake. Picnic areas are scattered throughout the grounds. Be sure to visit the Museum Store in the Visitor Center for a variety of Adirondack related gifts. Allow 2 - 3 hours for a relaxing visit.

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Plan to spend a few hours to see everything. Our favorites were the logging museum, the period correct furnished cabins, and be sure to check out the boat builder. Ask the crafts... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Plan to spend a few hours to see everything. Our favorites were the logging museum, the period correct furnished cabins, and be sure to check out the boat builder. Ask the crafts woman questions and look closely, you will learn a lot the closer you look at her project. A handy person will really appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into... More 

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Finger Lakes Wine Country, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We camped at Cranberry Lake and wanted to visit somewhere fun with our one year old. This was perfect! They were having an awesome made in the Adirondack craft show and had plenty of activities for everyone of all ages. There were a lot of interesting exhibits from boats to logging. Our daughter even got to make a fun craft... More 

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Watertown, NY USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Several people recommended this museum to me. I wouldn't drive this distance again... although the drive is along the Fulton Chain of lakes, they mostly aren't visible except in a few key locations. So it's just bumpy road and trees. The museum appears fairly new and clean with pretty gardens. Very disorganized at the entrance, we were charged, given a... More 

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Adkmuseum, Public Relations Manager at Adirondack Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your detailed review! We will certainly take your comments about the new app into consideration - it is our first season trying out this app, so it is still very experimental. We hope that museum visitors who choose to use the app find it useful and interesting as they make their way around the museum's exhibitions, buildings,... More 

Acton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were blown away. This is a treasure. We spent 2 1/2 hours there and would love to have had a few hours more. There is so much to see and enjoy and even a half day is barely enough..

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New Bedford,MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great museum with many buildings - indoor & outdoor exhibits. Allow at least 3 hours. Beautiful grounds with café w/ view of the lake. Very enjoyable. Don't miss it.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent almost 4 hours at this museum. There are several buildings and an easy walk between each one. The collection and lay out of the museum is wonderful. They have a wonderful collection of wooden boats and the history of the boats in this region. We lucked out and the boat builder was here working on her canoe. Just... More 

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a large and very informative museum. You can stroll the grounds and visit exhibits at your leisure. In the summer they have local artisans on hand - we saw a guide boat maker who answered all our questions and showed us how she puts together a guide boat - as well as someone making hand crafted bamboo fishing... More 

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Loveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent an afternoon here on a Monday. Was very quiet being after the 4th of July. Beautiful exhibits both indoors and outdoors. Lots of hands on activities for our kids who were 9 and 12. Easy to cover all in a few hours. Learned a lot about the Adirondacks!

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union springs, ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a wonderful time, was there for the music festival. they do a really nice job. nice displays that show and tell of the area and how things cam about. Note that with your ticket you can come back anytime in the next 3 days to visit again if you did not see everything or want to see more

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Lithia, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are many exhibits with people to demonstrate and give information. There are plenty of options. The view of Blue Mountain Lake was magnificent. The gift shop was nice.

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