At Long Last...

After months and months of being closed we have been given the green light to reopen!

While our volunteers are beyond excited to show you around our beautiful museum, we understand that tours have to be given following State re-opening guidelines - I'm sure the Doctors Best would agree!  In an effort to keep all of our visitors and volunteers safe, we will be adhering to the following safety protocols: 

  • Tours will be given by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please call (518) 827-7200 to book yours!
  • If you are physically able, please be considerate and wear a mask.
  • Hands must be sanitized before entering the Best House - a sanitizing station will be available at the entrance to the Museum.
  • No more than two visitors per tour (we cannot accommodate large groups at this time).
  • Guests must practice social distancing.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.


As if awaiting the return of Dr. Best from a house call on his horse-drawn carriage, this Victorian home and medical office captures the elegance of the turn of the century. Serving a small-town American community from 1884 to 1991, the Dr. Best collection echoes reminders of a quickly changing era. Civil War, railroad and telephone artifacts all reflect the character of this family of pioneers and visionaries. The expansive and unique collection includes thousands of bottles, automotive memorabilia, clothing and quilts, to name a few as well as the fully stocked period kitchen and state-of-the-art medical equipment.


Come Join Our Team

We are always on the lookout for great volunteers!

Recruiting is now underway for adventure guides and attendants. No experience is required.  Several slots are available for guides Saturdays and Sundays from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  If being a guide isn't your thing - no worries!  There are many other ways to contribute.  The Best House hosts many events throughout the year and we can always use an extra set of hands.  

Benefits of volunteering include access to our paid programs including our paranormal events (limited space available) and being a part of an amazing team of individuals enriching the life of our community!