Lake Placid Olympic Museum

2634 Main Street
Lake Placid, NY 12946


Tell the world about the Olympic movement and Lake Placid's rich winter sports' history in order to promote the values of Olympism to the broadest possible audience.

In 1974, shortly after the 1980 Olympic Winter Games were awarded to Lake Placid, members of the community decided to create a collection of materials pertaining to the Games for future use in a museum/research facility. At the end of the 1980 Olympic Winter Games, the Olympic and Winter Sports Museum, a private, not-for-profit museum, was opened at the former Austria House in Lake Placid.

In 1981, the New York State Legislature created the NYS Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) to manage the 1980 Olympic venues and to ensure their use by the public for sporting, recreational, and educational purposes.

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