Consider visiting one of the Lake Placid Museums while you are staying in the Olympic Village in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State. Other Adirondack museums' links can be found lower down the page.
Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society Lake Placid Station Street, Lake Placid, NY, 12946 . (518)523-1608 or (518)523-8273
John Brown's Farm State Historic Site This is the home of the controversial abolitionist who Herman Melville (author of Moby Dick) called the “Meteor” of the Civil War. (This information comes from the Civil War series by Ken Burns) Also, this is where John Brown's body is laid to rest.
Open May 1st-October 30th. Hours 10-5 daily. Closed on Tuesdays. 2 John Brown Road, Lake Placid, New York, 12946. (518) 523-3900
Lake Placid 1932 + 1980 Winter Olympic Museum Learn more about Olympic sports and Lake Placid 1932 + 1980 Winter Olympics as you view the exhibits in this Adirondack Museum.
2634 Main Street Olympic Center, Lake Placid, New York, 12946, (518) 523-1655 Ext. 226
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Learn more about the international games by following this link to The 1932 and 1980 Olympics.
Charles Dickert Wildlife Museum First floor, Saranac Lake Free Library, 100 Main Street, Saranac Lake, New York (about 10 miles from Lake Placid) (518) 891-4190
Robert Louis Stevenson Memorial Cottage 11 Stevenson Lane, Saranac Lake, NY, 12983. (518) 891-1462.