Mountain Man Encampment returns to Adirondack Museum

The American Mountain Men are returning to the Adirondack Museum for their annual museum encampment on Friday and Saturday, August 14 and 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

After traversing the wilderness of New York, Massachu-setts, New Hampshire, and Vermont, the Mountain Men will converge at the Adiron-dack Museum to pitch tents, build fires, cook rustic meals, and settle in for their annual encampment. All activities and demonstrations are included in general museum admission.

During this popular annual event, visitors will have the opportunity to explore and discover how life was lived in the wilderness in the 1820s to 1840s.

The Mountain Men will camp out in their tents and teepees on the museum’s Great Lawn, and, dressed in historically accurate clothing, share their knowledge of early 19th-century lifestyles and survival skills with visitors.

Visitors will experience demonstrations of firearm and bow shooting, tomahawk and knife throwing, fire starting, campfire cooking, flint knapping, and many more traditional wilderness trades.

There will be displays of pelts and furs, clothing in eastern and western mountain styles, period firearms, dug-out canoes, and much more. For additional information, call (518) 352-7311 or visit

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