Six Nations Indian Museum
- Type: Museums
- Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
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A great daytrip when you need a break from the larger tourist towns, this family-owned and operated museum displays more than 3,000 artifacts from six nations of Iroquois Confederacy. Consisting of the Mohawk, Oneida, Onodaga, Cayuga, Seneca and Tuscarora tribes, the Iroquois Confederacy is a linguistically related association originating in the Northeastern woodland area. The Six Nations Indian Museum's main purpose is to educate visitors on the history and culture of the confederacy -- also known as the Haudenosaunee -- with storytelling lectures by staff and additional displays of contemporary artwork.
Located a 30-minute drive north of Saranac Lake in the small hamlet of Onchiota, this museum has a limited season: In July and August, it's open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. In the months June and September, the museum is open for group appointments only. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for children. Check out the museum's website for more details.