Trip Planner USA  /  New York State  /  Blue Mountain Lake  /  Museums  /  Adirondack Museum

Adirondack Museum, Blue Mountain Lake

Categories: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.8/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web
The Adirondack Museum offers more than 40,000 square feet of exciting exhibitions housed in 24 modern and historic buildings on a 121 acre campus. Interactive, hands-on activities abound, making the stories of the Adirondacks and its people highly engaging for the whole family.

Services at the Adirondack Museum include the Lake View Café, open 11am to 4pm daily and overlooking pristine Blue Mountain Lake; free visitor Wi-Fi; clear cell-phone reception; child strollers; wheelchairs, walkers, and scooters; tourist information; bicycle rack; ATM; RV parking; and more. 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, many made in the Adirondacks and in New York State.
Put Adirondack Museum on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Blue Mountain Lake trip itinerary maker.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
going to
read all reviews »
  • We took our time and you'll get more out of it if you do. Many buildings to go thru, yes like the Smithsonian. We had very knowledgeable staff/guide people in the boathouse area, the kids area, the ol...  read more »
  • Have been to the museum a number of times over the years. High quality exhibits that cover just about everything about the Adirondacks 
  • Our bus trip included the museum as one of our stops/perks. Our group of 34 arrived as the museum opened at ten on a weekday. There were other visitors that day, even though it was a weekday which add...  read more »
  • I love the Adirondack Museum! It presents the history of people in the Adirondacks in many aspects. If it is your first time, you can easily spend all day there. I have been visiting the museum several times a year for the past 18 years, and I am always discovering something new. I live only a few miles from it in the summer, so it is easy to pop down there with our guests on a cool or rainy day. We attend many of their Monday evening lectures series, most of which are excellent. In 2016, they have closed the former Rails and Roads building, to create a whole new display for 2017.
  • Great museum. Lots of boats and Adirondack history. Took us (2 young adults) about 3.5 hours to go through everything, and do a hike. Friendly staff members throughout the museum will tell you more about exhibits if you are interested. Mix of indoor and outdoor activities -- you do need to walk outside to get between buildings and exhibits. Could still visit during bad weather as most of the stuff to see is inside, but would want to dress appropriately for getting between buildings and wandering outside some. Cafe has decent food selection, a little pricey, as expected. There is a small lake about 1 mile away you can hike to, it is an easy hike. Plenty of free parking, with a parking garage as well as an open lot. Pretty large gift shop with many books as well as shirts and trinkets and other standard souvenirs.
  • If you love the Adirondacks you should go. Great exhibits about boating, travel, wildlife and more. Reasonable entry fee and very friendly, knowledgeable staff. You can also grab food at a small cafe with views of Blue Mountain Lake.
  • Amazing museum that covers the rich history of the Adirondacks. Took a full day to see everything, and i still feel like there was more to explore and see.
  • Nice stop on the way to visit the Lake Placid area. Lots of history about the Adirondacks. Definitely a must see if you love the Adirondacks.
Nearby Attractions
Visit for 2​h 30​m
Visit for 3​h 30​m
Visit for 3​h
Visit for 3​h
Visit for 2​h