May 24th to June 14th, weekends only
1:30pm Saturday and Sunday
June 15th: Community Appreciation Day – Free Tours 10am to 1:30pm
Brunch is available with reservations and small fee
June 21st through Labor Day (Sept 1st)
10 am and 1:30pm daily
September 2nd through Columbus Day (Oct 13th)
Sagamore is proud to host New York State Council of the Arts arts and craftspeople throughout the tour season. These traditional craftspeople do demonstrations throughout tour season. Visitors, their crafts and dates are below.
|Helen Condon||Braided Rugs||June 27 & 28|
|Pat Smith||Cedar Canvas Canoe||July 5 & 6|
|Chris Hubbard||Caned Chairs||July 10-13|
|Chris Woodward||Adk. Guideboat||July 14-18|
|David Woodward||Blacksmith||July 21-27|
|Helen Condon||Braided Rugs||August 1-3|
|Bill Smith||Ash Pack Baskets||August 6-9|
|Francoise Ouimet||Wagon-Wheel Rugs||August 10-13|
|Pat Smith||Cedar Canvas Canoe||August 15-17|
|Bill Smith||Rustic Furniture||August 27-30|
What to Expect
Tours at Great Camp Sagamore are two hours. They consist of a twenty-five minute slide show followed by an hour-and-a-half walking tour of the key buildings. 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 Playhouse, 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 a snack shop, where you can purchase beverages and light 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.
$2 discount for seniors age 65+
Students and Children 18 and under: $8
Pre-schoolers, Great Camp Sagamore members, active Military, and visitors holding Raquette Lake and Long Lake licenses are free.