Great Camp Sagamore is an extraordinary, historic icon of American Adirondack style – where celebrities, politicians and world leaders have gathered to dream big, connect with others and allow ideas to take root. And this still happens today.
We are a National Historic Landmark celebrating the work of architect/developer, William West Durant. A wilderness estate that is the prototype of Adirondack style; Sagamore was the Adirondack home of the Vanderbilt family (1901-1954) and staff--a rustic community that was famous for parties, people, celebrities and visiting world leaders.
Join us for a tour, a program, a class or stay the night to experience nature, our dark night skies, quiet waters, and friendship with others who have come to soak in all things Sagamore.
The Mission of the Sagamore Institute of the Adirondacks
Sagamore Institute of the Adirondacks is the steward of Great Camp Sagamore and is dedicated to its use for education and interpretation. Our mission is to foster understanding, care, and respect for nature, people and their critical interdependence. Great Camp Sagamore strives to be a place where broad and diverse audiences gather to use these unique buildings and natural setting to explore and understand our Adirondack culture, environment, and relationship to both.