St. Lawrence County Museums & Galleries

THE GALLERY AT LAKE SAINT LAWRENCE ARTS, a unique, juried art gallery and artisan gift shop, located at the Clark House, 14 Main Street, Waddington. Oil, acrylic, and watercolor paintings, felted wool paintings, photographs, sterling and unique jewelry, weavings, pottery pieces, various cards, etc. The Waddington Visitor’s Center is also located in a corner of the Gallery as well as a Custom Framing Center. Contacts are Email: [email protected]; and phone: 315-308-4410.

NORTH COUNTRY CHILDREN'S MUSEUM, 10 Raymond Street, Potsdam; A cultural and educational center with hands-on learning; Exhibits celebrate the cultural and geographic resources of the North Country and provide opportunities for children and their families to play and learn together; Changing programs and activities daily; Open Wed-Sun 10am-5pm; Admission fee; 315-274-9380;

NICANDRI NATURE CENTER, 19 Robinson Bay Rd., Massena, in Robert Moses State Park; Indoor and outdoor facility with exhibits and programs designed to promote respect for the environment through exploration, education, and outdoor recreation; free cross-country ski/snowshoe rentals and guided lessons; Open summer 9am-5pm daily; Rest of year open Wed-Sun 9am-5pm; Free admission; 315-705-5022,

HAWKINS POINT VISITORS CENTER, 21 Hawkins Point Road, on Barnhart Island,Massena; New York Power Authority's state-of-the-art exhibits and panoramic views of St. Lawrence River and NYPA's St. Lawrence-FDR Power Project, interactive displays and hands-on learning on energy, electricity and the North Country. Open daily 9am-5pm from Memorial Day through Columbus Day. Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm the rest of the year. Free admission; Info: 315-764-0226, Ext 7166302 or 800-262-NYPA;

FREDERIC REMINGTON ART MUSEUM, 303 Washington St., Ogdensburg; Dedicated to the art and archives of Frederic Remington's Old West and milltary illustrations and bronze sculptures; Open mid May- mid Oct. Mon-Sat 10 am-5 p.m., Sun 1-5pm; Open mid Oct. - mid May Wed-Sat 11 am-5 pm, Sun 1-5pm; Admission fee; Info: 315-393-2425,

THE TAUNY CENTER, (Traditional Arts in Upstate New York), 53 Main St., Canton;  Organization dedicated to traditional culture and folk life of Northern New York; North Country Folkstore, exhibits, workshops and demonstrations; Open Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-4 pm; 315-386-4289,

ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION, Silas Wright House/Museum, 3 E. Main St., Canton; permanent and rotating exhibits, plus archives and reading room. Museum hours are Tues.-Sat. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; $5.00 admission suggested; Archives hours are Tues.-Fri. 12:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday. Info: 315-386-8133,

ST. LAWRENCE POWER & EQUIPMENT MUSEUM, 1755 State Highway 345, Madrid; Museum with over 30 buildings on 20-acre campus preserving the history of how people in the North Country lived and how new technologies helped shape their lives. Regular exhibits open 2nd and 4th Saturdays, 10am-2pm, June-October or by appointment; Groups welcome; Free admission;

POTSDAM PUBLIC MUSEUM, Civic Center, 2 Park Street. permanent and featured exhibits on local history and decorative arts; Open 10am-4pm; Tues-Fri; Free admission; Info 315-265-6910,

RICHARD F. BRUSH GALLERY, St. Lawrence University, Canton; Programs of rotating exhibitions during the academic year, of regional, national and international artists in a variety of media; University's permanent collection, including 20th century American photography, prints, portfolios and artists' books; Individuals and school groups are welcome for guided tours of exhibitions, during academic year; Open Mon-Thurs 12-8 p.m, Fri & Sat 12-5pm; Free admission; Info: 315-229-5174;

ROLAND GIBSON GALLERY, SUNY Potsdam, Art museum with collection and exhibitions of 20th century and contemporary art; Open Tues-Thurs 1-7pm, Fri & Sat. 1-5pm; closed Sun & Mon,  during school recesses and between exhibits; Free admission; 315-267-3290, 315-267-2245;

ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY ART GALLERY,  6 Raymond St, Potsdam; Exhibits of current local art, workshops, classes, program and art store; Info: 315-265-6860,

CELINE G. PHILIBERT MEMORIAL CULTURE CENTRE & MUSEUM, 79 Main St, Massena;  Exhibits include general store, doctor's office, early street lights, musical instruments and others; Open Mon-Friday, 9am-12pm and  by appt; 315-769-8571;

SINGER CASTLE, on Dark Island, Chippewa Bay on the St. Lawrence Seaway. Frederick G. Bourne of New York City (a contemporary of George Boldt) had this castle built as a hunting retreat for his family. Italian stonecutters cut granite to shape this 3-story, 28-room castle with a 5-story clock tower and elaborate boathouse. Boat tours are offered from Chippewa Bay by Schermerhorn Harbor Shuttle, 315-324-5966 and from Alexandria Bay by Uncle Sam Boat Tours, 315-482-2611. Charter group tours can also be arranged. Info: 1-877-327-5475, or

AKWESASNE LIBRARY AND CULTURAL CENTER, 321 Rt. 37, Hogansburg, on the St. Regis Indian Reservation; Historical & contemporary Mohawk artifacts, utilitarian & fancy ash splint & sweetgrass baskets, traditional crafts; Museum open Tues-Fri 10am-3pm; Library open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm; Sat 10am-2pm; Museum info 518-358-2461; Library info 518-358-2240;

GOUVERNEUR MUSEUM, 30 Church St., 315-287-0570, [email protected] Open year-round, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 1 to 3 p.m., free admission. Museum houses artifacts scrapbooks, and mineral specimens from the Gouverneur area.

NORWOOD MUSEUM, 39 Main St., Norwood, Victorian-era rooms, railroad, firefighting & school memorabilia; Open May-Sept on Tues and Thurs 2-4pm; Info 680-333-0128;

OGDENSBURG PUBLIC LIBRARY, 312 Washington St., Historical and genealogical materials relating to Ogdensburg, including Hasbrouck correspondence collection, Gen. N. M. Curtis Civil War papers; list of manuscripts available; 315-393-4325;

CANTON TOWN & VILLAGE COLLECTION, 60 Main St, Canton, Canton Municipal Building's second floor; Mini-museum with town/village archives, photographs, maps/artifacts; Contact Linda Casserly, town & village historian, 315-386-1633, for special appointments and tours,

NORFOLK HISTORICAL MUSEUM, 42 1/2 West Main St., Hundreds of artifacts of Norfolk area history, including military, schoolroom, kitchen; Open Tues. & Thurs. Noo 12-5 pm; 315-384-4575, and Facebook.

OLD MEETING HOUSE MUSEUM, 696 E. DeKalb Rd., DeKalb Junction; Local archives, letters, documents, maps, searchable records, photographs; Wed 11am-3pm; Thurs 4-7pm during winter, and by appt; Info: DeKalb Historical Association, 315-347-1900 or 315-347-2178;

COLTON TOWN MUSEUM, Main St., across from the town hall; Open summer season Saturdays 10am-1pm and Sundays 10am-4 pm. and any time by appt; 315-262-2524; For updates, news and photos, visit

HOPKINTON TOWN MUSEUM, 7 Church St., Hopkinton,  Information on the Adirondacks on display; Open byappt by email ing [email protected] or Facebook message; 315-328-4187;

WALKER HOUSE MUSEUM, 191 County Route 31, Madrid, operated by Madrid Historical Society; Open June-Oct on 2nd & 4th Saturdays of month 10am-2pm; Info: 315-322-0605 or 315-322-4203, or

PARISHVILLE MUSEUM, E. Main St; Parishville; Thirteen rooms in 19th century style; 315-265-4232;

MORRISTOWN GATEWAY MUSEUM, 309 Main St; Museum includes history of area with displays, concerts, lectures and classes; Open July 4 through summer season Wed & Sat 9am-1pm, Sun 12-4 pm; 315-375-4910;

HAMMOND MUSEUM, 1A North Main St. (NYS Hwy. 37), Hammond;  Wed 10am-4pm, Sat 9am-1pm, or by appt with Donna 315-528-4742; Info:315-324-6628,

OGDENSBURG DIOCESE ARCHIVES, 622 Washington St., Ogdensburg; 315-393-2920,

PIERREPONT MUSEUM, 864 St. Hwy 68, Canton, next to Pierrepont Town Hall; Museum has an old school house; Open May 30-Sept. 30 Saturdays 10am-1pm or by appointment. Historian: 315-379-0804 or [email protected],

TOWN OF WAVERLY HISTORY MUSEUM, 435 Chemung St, , Saint Regis Falls;  Museum is open Sun and Wed 1-4pm. For appt.  e-mail:[email protected];

Regional Museums & Galleries

THE WILD CENTER, 45 Museum Dr., Tupper Lake. The Wild Center includes 81-acres of outdoors, a 54,000-square-foot museum with movies and live animals, guided canoe paddles and hands-on everything; Wild Walk with an elevated trail across the treetops; Admission fee; Info: 518-359-7800,

LAKE PLACID CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 17 Algonquin Dr., Lake Placid; Year-round performing and visual arts facility presenting arts of the highest caliber in music, dance and theatre performances, film exhibitions and visual arts presentations; Hours may vary, free admission;  Info: 518-523-2512 or

ADIRONDACK EXPERIENCE, 9097 State Route 30, Blue Mountain Lake; Museum's exhibits and programs tell the stories of how people have lived, worked, played and traveled in the Adirondack region since the early 1800s; 20 buildings on 32 acres of grounds and gardens with exhibits on logging, boats and boating, mining, outdoor recreation, transportation, rustic furniture, and on-going programs and special events; Open daily May-mid October 10am-5pm; Admission fee; 518-352-7311, 

THOUSAND ISLANDS ARTS CENTER, 314 John St., Clayton, formerly the Handweaving Museum & Art Center; Traditional arts and handcrafts, handweaving museum, gallery exhibits, craft shows, gift shop, pottery classes, events,  Reopens May 26, 2022 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm; Sat 10am-4pm; Sun 11am-3pm; 315-686-4123;

ADIRONDACK LAKES CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 3446 St Rt 28, Blue Mountain Lake;  Concerts, theatre, art exhibits, workshops and classes for children and adults; Open end of May - mid Oct Wed-Sun 12-4 p.m.; Info: 518-352-7715;

WINTER OLYMPIC MUSEUM, 2634 Main St.,Olympic Center in Lake Placid; Exhibits, displays, memorabilia of the Winter Olympic Games; Open daily, 10am-5pm; Admission fee; 518-302-5326 or

JEFFERSON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 228 Washington St., Watertown; Temporariy closed for construction; Info: 315-782-3491:

ADIRONDACK ARTISTS GUILD GALLERY, 52 Main St., Saranac Lake;  Open Wed-Sat 11am-5pm, Sun 11am-3pm; 518-891-2615,

WILDER HOMESTEAD, 177 Stacy Road, Burke;  Childhood home of Almanzo Wilder, whose memories of growing up in NNY were written as “Farmer Boy” by his wife Laura Ingalls Wilder;  Guided tours of the period-decorated home, historically recreated barns, 1860s-era one-room school house, museum and gift shop. Special events throughout the season with Civil War re-enactors, a Harvest Festival, music, food vendors, children's games, and demonstrations; Open daily May-Oct on Mon-Sat 10am-4 pm, Sunday noon-4pm; (Walk-in tour times are 10am, 12pm and 2 pm); 518-483-1207,

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