Adirondack History Museum Fire Tower
US 1596, NY 48
1992 photo

1992 photo - courtesy of Mark Haughwout

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1596, NY 48 (view other lookouts in United States, New York)
Date Registered May 22, 2022
Nominated by Laurie Rankin
Location Essex County, New York
Coordinates N 44° 12.910' W 073° 35.475' (view using Google Maps)
N 44° 12' 55" W 073° 35' 28"
N 44.215172° W 073.591246°
Elevation 594 ft (181 m)
Built 1990s
Administered by Adirondack History Museum


Two Adirondack Fire Towers were removed in the 1980's, West and Kempshall. They were placed in storage and in the 1990's the museum purchased the tower parts and built a single tower as a permanent exhibit at the museum. Visitors must enter the museum to climb the fire tower. Along with other exhibits at the museum, a robust educational program has been developed for local schools where children can visit the fire tower and learn about the history of fire towers around the State.


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