\" \" Lily Dale in upstate New York has been welcoming visitors (both alive and dead) since the late 1800s. AdvertisementHistory of Lily DaleIn 1880, Lily Dale Spiritualist Assembly was founded at the 18-acre Cassadaga Lakes Free Association camp for spiritualist gatherings. AdvertisementMediums for Your Mental HealthSpiritualism declined in the 20th century, but Lily Dale remained a stronghold, with summer camps continuing every year. Whether people still visit Lily Dale today for clarity and direction or they want to make contact with the \"other side\" remains to be seen. The Curt Teich Postcard Archives CollectionNOW THAT'S HOT You may be surprised to learn that candles and incense are forbidden at Lily Dale.