Tours at Great Camp Sagamore consist of a short slide show followed by an hour-and-a-half walking tour of the key buildings, for a full length of about two hours.
You do not need reservations to take a tour.
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 William West 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 guests. Complete your visit at your own pace by viewing the permanent exhibits about the workers, guides, William W. Durant, and the Vanderbilts.
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. Please note that the Lower Complex is not accessible with a self-guided tour ticket.
2018 Tour Schedule:
May 26th - June 10th: 1:30 pm Saturdays and Sundays only
June 16th - September 3rd (Labor Day): 10 am and 1:30 pm daily September 4th - October 8th (Columbus Day): 1:30 pm daily
Students (6-17 years old): $10.00
All Military (with ID): $16.00
Preschoolers, Sagamore Members, Raquette Lake and Long Lake residents (with license): Free
Gift Shop Hours:
During regular tour season the gift shop will be open from 9 to 5.
After Labor Day, gift shop hours will be 12-5 daily.
The store can be reached directly at 315-354-5311 ext. 1029 May-October.