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Explore History with your friends and family
Tours at Great Camp Sagamore consist of a twenty-five minute slide show followed by an hour-and-a-half walking tour of the key buildings, for a full length of about two hours. The guided tour begins in the Upper Complex (or “Workers’ Camp”), where you will learn about the history of the workers who built the camp under the direction of W.W Durant, and who maintained and expanded the camp during the ownership of the Vanderbilt family. Next, you will move to the Lower Complex, where you will see the bark-covered Vanderbilt guest buildings, including the famous Main Lodge, which has served as a model for the National Park Service lodge buildings. You will also see the beautiful dining hall overlooking Sagamore Lake, and the Casino, where the Vanderbilts entertained their guest. Complete your visit at your own pace by viewing the permanent exhibits about the workers, guides, the William W. Durant, and the Vanderbilts.
Don’t forget to visit our Gift Shop, where you can browse books on Adirondack history, Sagamore souvenirs, crafts made by local Adirondack artisans, and more! We also have the Landmark Café, where you can purchase beverages and snacks.
Please note that the walking tour of the camp includes walking inside and outside, on gravel roads and staircases in the Lower Complex. The Upper Complex, complete with its permanent exhibits, is handicap accessible for persons with limited mobility. A self-guided tour of the Upper Complex is available for half-price, and includes a virtual tour showing images from throughout the camp.
Domestic pets (dogs, cats, birds etc) are not allowed at camp; however service animals are welcome in compliance with The American with Disabilities Act.
Guided tours are offered:
May 25th to June 15th, weekends only
1:30pm Saturday and Sunday
June 16th: Community Appreciation Day - Free Tours 10am to 1:30pm
June 22nd to Labor Day
10 am and 1:30pm daily
September 3 to October 13
Admission is charged: $16 adults, with a discount for seniors age 65+,
$8 school-aged children. Pre-schoolers, Sagamore Members and Visitors
holding Raquette Lake and Long Lake licenses are free.
Sagamore is a 4 mile unpaved road from Route 28. Please follow signs for TOUR parking. Tickets can be purchased in the Cafe (we also accept MC/Visa). There is no need to make reservations for groups smaller than 10 people. If you have a larger group, please email or call us at (315) 354-5311 x39. Thank you.