What Style Is It? Port Henry

What’s the difference between a Colonial Revival and a Federal style building? This workshop focuses on American architectural styles, taking a look at architecture common in the Adirondacks and, in particular, Port Henry. Port Henry is home a diverse range of architectural styles, so it is an ideal location to explore popular American styles from…

May Walking Tour: Champlain

AARCH is welcoming springtime with new walking tours, free of charge and open to all.  Join us for a walk around a northern Champlain Valley village led by local guides and historians. The Village of Champlain has a long history of military, railroad, and industrial activity, including an ironworks, shipyards that produced canal boats, and the…

May Walking Tour: Rouses Point

AARCH is welcoming springtime with new walking tours, free of charge and open to all.  Join us for a walk around a northern Champlain Valley village led by local guides and historians. Our walking tour of scenic Rouses Point will be led by Village Historian Donna Racine, who will take us through the village to explore…

Masten House Overnight

AARCH is partnering with SUNY-ESF to offer overnight accommodations in the historic Masten House, adjacent to the Upper Works near the former village of Adirondac.  This overnight option falls between three Newcomb-based tours – Tahawus, Huntington Forest, and Santanoni – providing participants with a convenient option for prolonging their stay in the “Heart of the…

Inside Dannemora Prison

The Clinton Correctional Facility at Dannemora, originally built in 1845, is the third oldest in New York State, and the history of the prison is fascinating and its architecture most dramatic.  This unique opportunity will take us inside this maximum-security prison where we will visit a cellblock modeled on the “Auburn System,” the Church of…

Westport

  This outing coincides with the publication of A Walking Tour of Westport, which celebrates the Town’s Bicentennial and the 250th anniversary of its settlement by William Gilliland.  The new guide highlights the town’s exceptional variety of architecture and we are fortunate to have the author of the guide, Virginia Westbrook, to lead our outing…

Great Camp Getaway

This extraordinary, multi-day Adirondack outing will give us an inside look at several notable private camps in the Blue Mountain and Raquette lakes region.  The home base for our group will be at the historic Eagle Nest property on Eagle Lake, where we will sleep, dine, and relax in the sprawling log camp designed by…

An Afternoon at Lake Kora

This afternoon outing provides an extremely rare opportunity to see one of the most historically private and now one of the most exclusive camps in the Adirondacks – Lake Kora, historically known as Kamp Kill Kare.  Situated along the northernmost shoreline of Lake Kora and at the terminus of a long and winding road which…