Tickets & Admission

Tickets are available for purchase in-person at the front desk located on the first floor of the Miracle Plaza.

$15 Adults (20+)

$12 Military, Youth (7 – 19), Students with I.D. & Seniors (65+)

$11.25 Groups  (20 or more) – 1 Free for every 20

Free – 6 and under

 

 

Hours

Monday10:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday10:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday10:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday10:00am - 5:00pm
Friday10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday10:00am - 5:00pm
ThanksgivingClosed
ChristmasClosed

Group Info

Conference Center: The Olympic Center, in which the Lake Placid Olympic Museum is located, is also home to The Conference Center at Lake Placid. With 90,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, 12 breakout rooms and an additional 20,000 square feet of exhibit space, The Conference Center is perfect for almost any small to medium sized gathering. It’s also located a short walk from Main Street shops and restaurants as well as the Mirror Lake beach area.  

For conference organizers and attendees, that makes it easy to add the Olympic Museum to your agenda. Because the immersive museum experience inspires all visitors, it’s a great bonus to a conference and the value it delivers.  

Museum Events: With its inspiring history just around the corner, groups frequently incorporate the museum experience into their agendas. Olympic values and athlete stories of overcoming obstacles often align very well with themes and conference attendee goals. And the museum exhibit space can even serve as the perfect setting for special events. 

For more information or to make group reservations email [email protected]

Field Trips that Inspire: Museum programs are available at the Olympic Center with museum staff to engage students and visitors using primary objects from North America’s largest collection of Olympic materials. We aim to inspire students and use critical thinking and inquiry to interpret objects, photographs and artworks, oral histories, and primary sources. 

For more information or to make group reservations, call us at 518-302-5310. Or email [email protected]

Request Tours & Events

Request a private tour or event at the Lake Placid Olympic Museum by filling out one of the two forms below:

For more questions about events and tours, or to submit your application to the museum, please email [email protected] and a staff member will get back to you.

Directions

The new Lake Placid Olympic Museum is on the ground floor corner of the new Miracle Plaza within the Olympic Center. Adjacent to the 1980 Herb Brooks Arena and overlooking the iconic James C. Sheffield Speed Skating Oval, it’s a powerfully inspirational Lake Placid experience. 

Lake Placid Olympic Museum
2634 Main St.
Lake Placid, NY 12946

Directions Via Google Maps »

 

Parking

Adjacent to the Olympic Center where the museum is located is a large municipal parking lot. During the museum’s open hours, lot fees are just $2 per hour. Other metered and un-metered parking is available nearby on Main Street and on Parkside Drive next to Mirror Lake.  

Accessibility

This museum, like the Olympic movement itself, recognizes that there is greatness in all of us. We want everyone to enjoy their visit to the Lake Placid Olympic Museum, and we are committed to enhancing accessibility and inclusion for our visitors and community. Our efforts to improve accessibility at the Museum through our services, website, and offerings are ongoing, and we invite you to contact us with feedback, questions, or concerns:

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Accessibility Visitor Guide  

The Accessibility Visitor Guide provides information on environmental, tactile, visual, and auditory conditions to help enhance your visit to the Lake Placid Olympic Museum and Olympic Center. A copy is available at the Box Office.  

 

Communication Aid 

The Communication Aid is a tool that includes a visual keyboard and cue cards to assist visitors in communicating during their visit to the Museum. A copy is available at the Box Office. 

 

Hearing Impairments

Audiovisual material is captioned and script transcripts are available in the Miracle Theater for the “Miracle on Ice” docufilm.

(American Sign Language (ASL) guides are not currently available.)

 

Verbal Description Tours – Coming Soon 

Experience the Museum with a guide who describes exhibits in great detail. Free, reservations are required.

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Service Animals 

Service animals are welcome at the Lake Placid Olympic Museum. 

 

Wheelchairs 

All exhibits and galleries are wheelchair accessible. 1 courtesy wheelchair is available free of charge at the front desk of the Olympic Center.

 

Accessible Entrances 

The main entrance to the Lake Placid Olympic Museum is located at the corner of Main Street and Cummings Road. Entrances are wheelchair-accessible, and elevators are located throughout the building. 

 

Accessible Parking 

A loop in front of the Olympic Center is located on the corner of Main Street and Cummings road. Visitors can be dropped off there for easier access to the Olympic Center’s main entrance. Other parking options include the USA Lot, located on Cummings Road across the street from Lake Placid High School, or the municipal lot, located on Main Street across the street from the Conference Center. 

 

Private Tours 

If you require any accommodations, please complete the Request For Accommodation Form below:

 


 

Digital Accessibility

The Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone and applying the relevant accessibility standards.

Conformance status 

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. ORDA’s ORDA.com is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard.

We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of ORDA’s website. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on ORDA’s website:
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FAQ

Do I need a ticket in advance?   

Advanced ticketing is not currently available. 

 

Where do I buy tickets?  

Visitors can purchase tickets in person at the Olympic Center Box Office or the Olympic Center’s Store inside the Miracle Plaza. 

 

What can I bring into the museum?  

Personal bags, small backpacks, and child strollers are permitted in the museum. Service animals may accompany visitors with a disability. Photography is allowed inside the museum though flash photography is not.  

 

What is not allowed in the museum?  

Food and beverages are not allowed. Pets may not be brought into the museum (service animals only). Neither flash photography nor video are allowed.  

 

What if I need to leave the museum and return later?  

Please stop and see our guest services staff at the museum entrance if you need to leave the museum prior to completing your visit.  

 

Is the museum accessible?  

We strive to make our spaces accessible to all. Our entrance, exhibits, and exit are all on one disabled accessible level at the Olympic Center. 

 

How long does it take to tour the museum?  

A minimum of one hour is recommended to tour our many exhibits, but you’ll likely want to take more time (two hours or more) to absorb and enjoy this history and be inspired.  

 

Are tickets refundable?  

All sales are final, and tickets are not refundable.  

 

Where can I eat nearby?  

We are delighted to have a tasty eatery just above the museum inside the Miracle Plaza. With stunning views of Lake Placid and the High Peaks, the Olympic Center’s Roamers restaurant is your most delightful option. Overlooking the historic speed skating oval where local hero Jack Shea won the 1932 Olympics’ first gold medal and where Eric Heiden captured five gold medals in 1980, Roamers is a winning option.  

Whether you dine in or take out, you’ll find Roamers tasty, easy, and an all-around splendid experience.  

 

What if I have further questions or wish to research this history further?  

The Museum’s collection of documents, photographs, and video is vast. Our team is always eager to answer questions, and our extensive archives can be accessed by researchers with staff assistance. Click here for more details and contact info.