Find out about the history and wildlife of the Upper Delaware River Valley at the Ten Mile River Scout Museum.
NATIVE AMERICAN ARTIFACTS
We have arrowheads, stone tools and other artifacts from three Native American rock shelters found on camp property dating as far back as 6,000 years.
SLIDE FARM COLLECTION
We have a major collection of woodcarvings and neckerchief slides by Roland Flora, a local folk artist in the 1960s and 1970s and owner of the locally famous Slide Farm. This collection is a wonderful example of local handicraft.
DONUT FARM EXHIBIT
We have artifacts from the Donut Farm, a local family-owned restaurant on Route 97 dating back to the 1940s, including the famous donut machine.
MOUNTED BIRD COLLECTION
Our extensive mounted bird collection includes several birds-of-prey, including several owls, hawks, falcons and an osprey.
THE LUMBERING & RAFTING ERA
The Museum has artifacts and photos from the Lumbering and Rafting Era (1800s) and as far back as the Pioneering Era (1720s), including coins, tools, nails, horseshoes and metal buttons.
OUTDOOR EXHIBITS - In addition to the Museum Building, we have several major outdoor exhibits nearby that you can visit.
A two-level Pioneer-era (1750s) reproduction miniature blockhouse. Inside on display are copies of common items that were typically used during the Pioneering Era. Find out how blockhouses were used in case of attack and what pioneer life was like in the Upper Delaware River Valley.
A recreation of life in an actual Brooklyn Scout Camps open-air cabin from the 1930s and 1940s, complete with bunks and straw ticks. Oversized photos depict cabins and tents from this era. A nine-minute video depicts camp life in the Brooklyn Scout Camps. Visit a mini-museum with camping equipment and other artifacts from typical 1940s Brooklyn Scout Camp life. See old Scout uniforms on mannequins.
C.C.C. CAMP TEN MILE RIVER WALKING TOUR
See a short video on the history of the Civilian Conservation Corps, a depression-era public relief program that made major physical improvements at T.M.R. during the 1930s. Visit the sites of key buildings of the C.C.C. Camp Ten Mile River, which operated from 1933-1936. The sites are marked and the tour leads you on a short walk around the back of Headquarters Camp, ending at the Museum. The tour guidebook shows you the tour route and includes history and photos for each stop.