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Chestertown
Historic District
chestertownhistoric

Downtown Chestertown, NY

Chestertown Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.  It contains seven contributing buildings, including the Fowler Homestead,  the Church of the Good Shepherd, built in 1884, the former Chester Town Hall, the Fowler cemetery, and the centennial monument (1913). The Fowler Homestead is a Greek Revival style home constructed in the mid-1840s. Photo: Doug Kerr

Dean Homestead
MuseumOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

4 Murray Rd
Stony Creek, NY 12878
518-696-3762

Season: July-Aug by appointment

Museum of local and Dean family history, artifacts, photos.

Price: Free

Frances G Kinnear
Museum of Local History
kinnearmuseum

52 Main St
Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
518-696-4520
http://www.kinnearmuseum.blogspot.com

Season: July-Aug, Fri-Sat; by appointment

Displays features the Wayside Inn Hotel register signed by Ulysses S. Grant and Sarah Bernhart, celebrated Adirondack guide Ira Gray. The Adirondack Room, history in & around Lake Luzerne, local commerce, logging industry, early farming, tourism. Photo: Kinnear Museum

Price: Donation

Hadley Bow Bridge Historic Sitebowbridge

Old Corinth Rd
Hadley
http://townofhadley.org/content/History

Hadley’s iconic Bow Bridge was built in 1885 on the site of a former wooden covered bridge, first built in 1813 and destroyed by fire in 1885.  In 1977, the bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, although shortly thereafter it was deemed unsafe for traffic.  In 2002, Saratoga County received a grant for the rehabilitation of the bridge and it was opened to again to traffic in 2006.

Hadley Mountain Fire Tower Historic SiteHadley Mountain Fire Tower

Trailhead – Tower Road, Hadley
http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=9257

A wooden fire tower was first erected atop Hadley Mountain in 1916, replaced with a steel tower in 1920.  NYS DEC closed the tower in 1990. In the early 1990’s the Hadley Fire Tower Committee was organized by local residents and each year the committe hires a summit steward who lives in the observer’s cabin from July 4th through Labor Day.  Visitors are welcome to climb the stairs and visit the cabin at the top of the tower which offers tremendous views. Hike is approximately 2 miles. Photo: Howard C. Ohlhous

North Creek
Depot Museum
ncdepotmuseum

5 Railroad Place
North Creek, NY 12853
518-251-5842
http://www.northcreekdepotmuseum.com

Season: May – September

Historic train station where Vice President Roosevelt departed from the Adirondacks on Sept 14, 1901 to Buffalo where he was sworn in as the 26th President. History of alpine skiing, mining & historical train diorama. Local interest exhibits. Photo: Depot Museum

Price: $

Palmer Ave Museum and Cultural Building – Corinth

Pulp Mill Museum pulpmillmuseum

Mill St
Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
518-696-2711
http://www.townoflakeluzerne.com

Season: July-Aug, Sat-Sun only

Museum of industrial machinery, photos. Houses the first American made grinding machine made by Bagley & Sewell of Watertown. Free.

Price: Free

Rockwell Harmon House Historic Site

Schoolhouse Museum gaileyhillschool

52 Main St
Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
518-696-3656
http://www.townoflakeluzerne.com

Season: July-Aug

Old schoolhouse from early days of Lake Luzerne. Antique desks, furniture, school bell. Free.

Price: Free

Stony Creek District 4 Schoolhouse Museumstonycreekschoolhouse

Lanfear Rd and Creek Center
Stony Creek, NY 12878
518-696-3762

Season: July-Aug by appointment

History of school life and industry in historic home in Stony Creek, photos, maps.

Price: Free

Town of Chester Museum of Local History chesterhistorymuseum

6307 Main St
Chestertown, NY 12817
518-494-5160
http://www.townofchesterny.org

Season: July-Sept

History of Town of Chester, Pottersville areas. Photographs, antiques, artifacts.

Price: Free

Warrensburg Bandstand
Historic Site
bandstand doug kerr

Main St
Warrensburg

The Floyd Bennett Bandstand was built in 1930 to honor aviator Floyd Bennett who was born in Warrensburg in 1890.  The bandstand is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a regular site for concerts.  Photo credit: Doug Kerr

Warrensburg Hamlet
Historic District
warrensburghistoric

Warrensburg, NY
http://www.warrensburgny.us/history.html

In 1975, the Warrensburgh Mills Historic District was listed as one of the first historic districts in the nation on the National Register of Historic Places.  In 2000 and 2001, the Hamlet of Warrensburgh Historic District (encompassing the original Warrensburgh Mills Historic District), with over 400 historic resources, was listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places. It is the largest historic district in the Adirondack Region.

Warrensburgh Museum warrensburgmuseum
of Local History

3754 Main St
Warrensburg, NY 12885
518-623-2928
http://www.whs12885.org

Warrensburg’s history from 1780’s to present featuring agriculture, industry, recreation and home life including antique clothing, furniture, quilts, displays of famous “locals”.

See a 360 degree view of the museum

Price: Free