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Ticonderoga Walking Tour

Ticonderoga began with the fort and was soon a center of paper production. It has more than three dozen buildings listed on the National Register.

Did you know the former Agway building (1879), no longer in use, began as a grist mill? Take the walking tour to learn more cool facts!


Port Henry-Moriah Historic Buildings

Port Henry was one of the wealthiest villages in New York in the late19th century. Those high up in the Witherbee & Sherman Mining Company could afford the finest.

History and Heritage Tours

The wealthy of Port Henry and Moriah followed the path of paternalistic business leaders of the 19th century, including Andrew Carnegie and J.P. Morgan, in creating institutions and services for their workers. They built golf courses, parks, and other recreational amenities.

Penfield Homestead Museum

Museum of local history. Birthplace of the Electric Age. 1826 homestead, carriage barn, church, threshing barn, cow barn. Take our historic walking tour along the edge of Putnam's Creek. Fishing on Penfield Pond by permit. Inquire about using our church or pavilion for your special event!  Open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 11:00 am-3:00 pm beginning June 13. Contact the museum for group tours or appointment.

Adirondack Architectural Heritage

Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) is the nonprofit historic preservation organization for the Adirondacks. AARCH was formed in 1990 with a mission to promote better public understanding, appreciation, and stewardship of the Adirondacks' unique and diverse architectural heritage.

AARCH's office is located in Keeseville, in the historic Ausable Horse Nail Company's factory office building. It contains the Clayton Family Gallery, which regularly has exhibits on display. 

Walking Tours

So much history, and so accessible, too. The charm of our towns and villages is partly from the fascinating architecture of the 18th and 19th centuries. Adirondack history is not only the story of beautiful nature. It is also the story of the...