The Lake George Area has an undeniable place in American history. From war to commerce, America would not be as it is without the accomplishments made in the region. Local museums, historic sites, and crucial forts spanning the region tell a chapter of the American story.

The Lake George Area was fundamental in the formation of today’s United States of America. It’s a battlefield where the seeds of American independence were planted, and it’s the location of America’s Original Vacation. Today, historic sites and museums are some of the top attractions in Lake George displaying the trials and triumphs of the people who built the Lake George Area. You can stroll the battlements of a French and Indian War-era fort, where you can watch a cannon blast off or the reenactment of the Battle of Fort William Henry. Attend Memorial Day and Fourth of July events to give thanks to those who have fought and died for the United States of America. You can view exhibits displaying the ingenuity of the region’s past population, or admire the brush strokes of world-renowned art geniuses such as Rembrandt and Picasso at The Hyde Collection. Without the people of the past, our country and the Lake George Area wouldn’t be the same.

Pagenstecher Pulp Mill Museum

Pagenstecher Pulp Mill Museum

Discover the history of this paper mill in the heart of Lake Luzerne! The Pagenstecher Pulp Mill Museum celebrates the first pulp mill in the country to use all American equipment. It tells the story of Albrecht Pagenstecher and his two brothers, who came to Lake Luzerne from Germany to open a mill. The museum includes of industrial machinery and photos.

Lakes to Locks Passage - Lake George Region

Explore spectacular landscapes laden with history in the Lake George Area! Midway between Manhattan and Montreal the more than 200-miles of the Lakes to Locks Passage Scenic Byway provides access to charming cities, rural landscapes, recreational areas, and Adirondack hamlets. Through all four seasons, you can experience history, nature, and culture.

Gailey Hill Schoolhouse Museum

Gailey Hill Schoolhouse Museum

Learn about Lake Luzerne's past at the Gailey Hill Schoolhouse Museum! The Gaily Hill School House Museum is a former one-room schoolhouse from the early days of Lake Luzerne. Artifacts in the museum include antique desks, furniture, historic photos, and the school bell. The schoolhouse served grades one through six from 1865-1937 and was never electrified. It has been restored and moved to the present site on Main Street.

The Sembrich

The Sembrich

Experience Music: Each year The Sembrich presents a summer festival including live concerts, films, children's programming, and lectures featuring world-class musicians. The Sembrich's popular World Music Wednesday series features inspired multicultural lakeside performances. Indoor events are held within the intimate setting of the studio museum, a superb venue with excellent acoustics.

An Architectural Heritage Tour of Warrensburg New York

The historic district features 428 historic properties and is the largest district north of Saratoga. This is a self guided walking tour. A free booklet is available from Warrensburg Beautification, 518-466-5497; Discover Warrensburg, 3754 Main Street, 518-232-7349 and the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce, 3839 Main Street, 518-623-2161.

Hague Historical Museum

The Clifton F West Memorial Room maintained by the Hague Historical Society features the history of Hague, the once booming town of Graphite and the mining operation. Gallery and museum featuring local Adirondack artists. A Path Through History attraction.

Hyde Museum

Hyde Collection Art Museum and Historic House

Discover nearly six thousand years of art at the Hyde Collection! The Hyde Collection offers a world-class group of works that span almost six thousand years of art history from antiquity to the present.

Dean Homestead Museum

Dean Homestead Museum

Learn about the Dean family and Stony Creek at the Dean Homestead Museum! The Dean Homestead Museum celebrate the Dean family and local Stony Creek history. Guests to the museum will find artifacts and photos.

Horicon Historical Museum

Adirondack pioneer home life is presented in a 19th century, 9-room restored farmhouse filled with local history. The collection includes artifacts of antique clothing, furniture, china, quilts and old photographs; horse-drawn farm equipment, old tools, boats. The 1890's farm house offers history buffs much to explore.

First Wilderness

First Wilderness Heritage Corridor

Explore the First Wilderness Heritage Corridor by rail, river or road. The communities along this river and rail corridor are abundant with historical, recreational and cultural activities.

Chapman Historical Museum

Chapman Historical Museum

Discover the Glens Falls-Queensbury connection to the Adirondacks!

Submerged Heritage Preserves

Submerged Heritage Preserves

Dive to the depths of history! Submerged Heritage Preserves are three shipwreck sites in Lake George managed by NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation. Divers can find the "Sunken Fleet of 1758," "The Forward," and the "Land Tortoise." Look through the round navigation buoy to begin your adventure. Please take nothing but photographs from these sites.