Called "the best of its kind in the world," by The New York Times, the Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake overlooks the lake of the same name.
Six million acres of Adirondack Park surround this place and form the basis of the museum’s exhibits and programs telling the stories of how people have lived, worked, played and traveled in the Adirondack region since the early 1800s
Twenty buildings on 32 acres of grounds and gardens, house exhibits on logging, boats and boating, mining, outdoor recreation, transportation, rustic furniture…, and on-going programs and special events offer a variety of interesting activities for the whole family.
Behind the scenes in the Adirondack Museum Library one can find more publications, maps and other printed material about the Adirondacks than in any other single location; and over 65,000 historic photographs offer a rich visual resource. All museum collections are accessible to the public by appointment.