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Saranac Laboratory Museum

Owned and operated by Historic Saranac Lake, the Saranac Laboratory Museum highlights Saranac Lake's unique history as a tuberculosis treatment destination. The Museum features exhibits on local history, science, and patient care, as well as rotating special exhibits on local history topics. The Museum gift shop offers books on a wide variety of local history topics and souvenirs. 

The Museum is open year-round, Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 - 5:00. Admission is $5, and children and members of Historic Saranac Lake are free of charge. 

Weekly tours of area historic sites are offered through the summer season, and limited tours are available by reservation in the off season or for special groups. Visit Historic Saranac Lake Events Page to see the full schedule. 

Historic Saranac Lake also oversees the Bartok Cabin, where the great composer spent the last summer of his life. Tours of the cabin are provided by appointment only.

Visit the Historic Saranac Lake Events Page to find out more about the Museum's year-round offerings of tours, talks, and other programs.

Historic Saranac Lake also maintains an online encyclopedia of local history at Saranac Lake Historic Wiki, featuring over 6,000 pages on local history.

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89 Church St
Saranac Lake, 12983
(518) 891-4606

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, March 26th, 2019
The Will Rogers Senior Outing Club’s March event will be a visit to Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington for a gondola ride to the top of Little Whiteface Mountain on Tuesday, March 26th. The...
Tuesday, March 26th, 2019
Great Films Series - We’ll be showing Inherit The Wind a 1960 film directed by Stanley Kramer and starring Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, and Gene Kelly. The film is based on the 1925 “...

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Sunday, March 24th, 2019
Fiddlehead Bistro is a work of art. If you’re in downtown Saranac Lake you can’t miss it — it’s the bright yellow building on the corner of Broadway and Dorsey streets, right next to the Saranac...
Friday, March 15th, 2019
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