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Adirondack History Centre Museum

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Address: Route 9N and Hand Avenue, Elizabethtown, NY
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+1 518-873-6466

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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Interesting displays of Essex County

We were pleasantly surprised at the variety of exhibits here. One room dedicated to Adirondack 46rs, another to immigrants that moved to this area with documentation shown and... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We were pleasantly surprised at the variety of exhibits here. One room dedicated to Adirondack 46rs, another to immigrants that moved to this area with documentation shown and photos, another to attractions that are now closed - Land of MakeBelieve and Frontiertown. A fire tower is attached to the building and you can climb to the top to see some... More 

Thank 190laurienm
Buffalo, New York
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

wanted to learn how the people lived and struggled living in the mountains - the museum is very interesting in that there are many buildings that are original or replicas of buildings back in the old days - there are displays on life like a hunting cabin and logging etc - very informative

Thank karenconnie68
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

A very well planned and executed display of early local history.Located in the old high school (where my mother graduated in 1940!!). Many facets of the county history are shown and this is well worth a visit.

Thank Cathy B
Clayton, Delaware
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2015

My motivation for going here was to learn more about the area where my great grandfather came from and I did. Very nice museum! Another reviewer called it "Up close and personal" and that is true and why my husband loved it. When we got to the basement, my husband said that this was his favorite part of our trip... More 

Thank Gail F
Central New Yorker
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81 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 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 

Thank Gillylax
Otego, New York
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 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.

1 Thank curlygirlmom
Plattsburgh, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2012

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

Thank Cindy E
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Reviewed 13 July 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".

Adirondacks, NY
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 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!

1 Thank AdkGal2000

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