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America's Treasures: Three Adirondack Great Camps of the Gilded Age

Learn the history behind Great Camp Sagamore's National Historic Landmark campus, from its design and construction by William West Durant, through its long history as the Vanderbilt family's wilderness retreat.  Enjoy visits to three Great Camps (Sagamore, Camp Uncas, and Camp Pine Knot), learning about these lavish properties, their architecture and the people who lived there. 

Enjoy presentations about: 

  • Durant family from Sheila Myers, Associate Professor at Cayuga Community College
  • Adirondack History through Traditional Music from Dan Berggren, Adirondack Folk Musician
  • Life as an Adirondack Forest Ranger from retired Ranger Gary Lee
  • Storytelling afternoon with Adirondack legend Bill Smith
  • Historical guided tours of Great Camp Sagamore, and Camp Uncas, and a view of Pine Knot while on a luncheon cruise aboard the W.W. Durant on Raquette Lake
  • and more.

Starting at $799


Road Scholar Program #20944 

Earlier Event: September 14
Women In The Woods
Later Event: September 16
Feather and Flora of the Northern Forest