Sunday, February 02, 2020

Blue Mountain Lake Museum has a beautiful Pullman once owned by New York millionaire August Belmont

Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake (ADKX) is  exploring the spirit, history, culture, and people of the Adirondack region. Life in the Adirondacks is the largest permanent exhibition on ADKX’s stunning 121-acre campus. The immersive installation combines authentic objects from ADKX’s collections—including guide boats, vintage railway cars, and a naturalist’s cabin—and interpretative materials with leading-edge digital technologies and hands-on activities. ADKX is located in Adirondack Park, the largest protected natural area in the contiguous 48 states, comprising six million acres (one fifth of New York State) of forested mountains, pristine waterways, and 105 towns and villages.

Canoes, stage coaches, a train car, a station wagon, and a snow mobile are on display and visitors may tour a private railroad station and Pullman car, with audio soundscapes, that once transported millionaires and L and N Railroad executives like August Belmont, Austin Carin, and Henry Walters.

The interior of the private railway car once owned by New York millionaire August Belmont; the car includes parlor and dining spaces, bedrooms with bathrooms, and a kitchen


  1. That is so beautiful, what a piece of craftsmanship. Thanks!

  2. Been in it and it is amazing to think of that kind of wealth back then! The Adirondack was once a mecca for the wealthy with huge tourists hotels and spas. Most came by train and a lot of them from the big city. Built upon the ore, lumber and fur trades.