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History s'Peaks

Looking for a new adventure that will let you explore the Adirondacks and learn cool things? Get in on the latest challenge! New in 2021, History s'Peaks is an Adirondack museum challenge in the High Peaks region. Visit six local cultural heritage sites, get your museum card stamped, and learn about local history to complete the challenge!

Museums included in the challenge:

Adirondack History Museum

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!


Willsboro Heritage Center Museum

The Willsboro Heritage Society, Inc. was first formed in 1974 to study the history of Willsboro and create an interest in the town's colorful past. The group is deducted to preserving information, materials and artifacts and to present or make available such information in ways that will promote tourism and an interest in the area.

The Willsboro Heritage Society is also dedicated to promote and assist in the preservation of the area's historical sites or structures whenever and however possible and practical.

Ticonderoga Heritage Museum

2022 Season: Open weekends 10:00 am - 4:00 pm May 28-June 19. Daily 10:00 am - 5:00 pm June 25 - September; Thursday- Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm September 8 - October 6.

Ticonderoga history is inexorably linked to paper mills, graphite mining and pencils. The museum is housed in the former main office of International Paper Company, the area’s largest industry and employer.

North Star Underground Railroad Museum

The Museum and the Center are open 7 days a week, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. from the last Saturday in May until the last Saturday in October.

The museum can be opened for private tours by appointment throughout the year. Admission is free but donations are gratefully accepted.

The museum gift shop offers a selection of items and books about the Underground Railroad. NCUGRHA members receive a 10% discount on gift shop purchases.


Hancock House-Ticonderoga Historical Museum

The Georgian-style Hancock House, an exact replica of Thomas Hancock's (John Hancock's uncle) former Beacon Hill home in Boston, was built as a home for the New York Historical Association. The museum collection includes furniture and objects from the 18th and 19th centuries, including Duncan Phyfe and Chippendale pieces, colonial-era furniture, old toys, local history displays, and a unique collection of memorabilia from the Defiance Hose Company, a local volunteer fire department circa 1880. Genealogy research center. Gift shop. Special Events: classes, lectures and slide shows.