The Mining and Railroad Museum in Lyon Mountain is housed in the old D&H Railroad Station (built in 1903 and renovated from 2000 to 2006). The museum displays historic pictures and artifacts of the mining industry, the railroad and surrounding areas. Lyon Mountain is approximately 27 miles from both Plattsburgh and Malone on Rt. 374.
Season and Hours OpenWe are open 10:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays from June to mid October.
Don't Miss This When Visiting
Don't miss the diorama of the workings of the mines above and below ground created by Bill Kissam and Jim Davis, or the model of a raise (a vertical tunnel), the videos of living miners discussing their job and accidents they were part of or witness to, the many historical pictures, the Memory Board with all the names of known miners killed in the line of work, the running train in the railroad room-as well as all the tools displayed in that room. Also of great interest this year is the Chazy Lake and Chateaugay Lake History exhibits.
Related Sites Or Experiences
Larry Marnes runs a Rutland Train Station Museum in Mooers.
We have given tours of the remaining buildings of Republic Steel Corporation, and walking tours of the village with pictures of the same areas from the past.
Identify And Describe The Management Organization
The Friends of Lyon Mountain Inc. was created in 1999. We have a board of 7 members with monthly meetings on the second Thursday of the month, April through November. The Archive Committee works through the Winter on different projects.
Suggested Further Reading
Tragedy Of A Mining Town, and Out of the Darkness by Larry Gooley
Additional Notes And Comments
There is a Magnetism Exploration Table and a Train Set for children as well as a craft table with coloring pages of train related materials and a Signal Man Making Station. There is a scavenger hunt designed for children.
We have a store with t-shirts, books, children's toys related to railroads and much more.