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Box 288 Hilton Road, Apalachin, NY 13732
Wildlife refuges, wetlands, nature museum and library. Open year round, M-F 9AM-5PM. Handicap accessible. Free admission.
Harriet Tubman Home
180 South Street, Auburn, NY 13201
Home of Harriet Tubman, woman who personally led over 300 slaves to freedom in the Underground Railroad, also served as scout and spy for Union Army during Civil War. Open Feb-Oct, Tu-F 10AM-3PM. Donation requested.
Owasco Teyetasta (Iroquois Museum)
NYS Route 38A (3 mi S of Auburn), Auburn, NY 13201
Museum of Iroquois, Cayuga and Owasco cultures. Open May-Sep Th-Su Noon-4PM. Donation requested.
Branchport Studio & Gallery
P.O.Box 577, Branchport, NY 14478
Branchport Studio and Gallery specializes in production and display of large format photography: advertising and fine art photography; (B/W & Color), featuring classic hollywood style studio portraiture, landscapes from the Finger Lakes, the Desert South West, The Rockies, Nova Scotia & Quebec, and architectural commissions. Open Studio: year round by appointment, Gallery: Saturdays & Sundays and by appointment or chance.
Wizard of Clay Pottery
7851 Route 20A, Holcomb, NY 14469
Display of handcrafted clay items, demonstrations of pottery-making. Nature trail. Open year round, daily 9AM-5PM. Free admission.
Durand Sculpture Studio & Gallery
2686 Route 26, Cincinnatus, NY 13040
A working art/sculpture studio, with many completed wood sculptures, western art statues, and models for commercial art commissions. Mr. Durand is well known for his demonstrations at the New York State Fair, but currently only has time for the Maple Festival in nearby Marathon, NY. Much of Durand's work is exhibited in museums around the country. The local library in Cincinnatus has a few of his pieces, including a sculpture of a Frontier's Man and two large paintings: Forshee Tinsmith from Cincinnatus & Drummer Boy (said to have gone to the Revolutionary War from Cincinnatus). The work is so varied, people always enjoy it, as well as discussing the work with Mr. Durand. Open year round, Monday-Friday, 9AM-4:30PM, Most Saturdays, 9AM-NOON, and by appointment anytime.
The Corning Museum of Glass
One Museum Way, Corning, NY 14830
Located in Corning, New York, The Museum houses the world's greatest glass collection, the library of record for the history, art, and early technology of glassmaking, and a teaching studio. The glass collection contains more than 27,000 objects representing every country and historical period in which glassmaking has been practiced. The Egyptians made the earliest objects in the collection, 3,500 years ago. Artists or manufacturers made the most recent items within the last few months. Open Daily, 9AM-5PM.
Vitrix Hot Glass Studio
77 West Market Street, Corning, NY 14830
Glassblowing artist studio, demonstrations of traditional craft of glassblowing. Open year round, M-F, 10AM-6PM, Sa 10AM-5PM, Su Noon-5PM. (Studio open weekdays until 8PM during summer tourist season). Free admission.
129 Main Street, Dansville, NY 14437
We offer custom picture framing and a wonderful selection of art by local artists in various mediums such as pen and ink, acrylics, oils, photographs, and Melissa & Doug children's art & craft supplies. We also offer digital print services; your digital image can be printed on photo paper, fine art paper or canvas. Stop by our shop at 129 Main St., Dansville or go to our website for more information. Open year round, Tuesday - Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Bloomfield Academy Museum
off Routes 5 and 20, East Bloomfield, NY 14469
Museum faces Village Green. Restored school building (circa 1838). Open year round, W-Su 1-4PM, May-Nov additional hours W 7-9. Free admission.
Village Green, East Bloomfield, NY 14469
Museum of communications equipment from telegraphy to television. Open May-Oct, Su 2-5PM, Jun-Aug, W 7-9PM. Free admission.
Chemung County Historical Society
415 East Water Street, Elmira, NY 14901
Contains exhibits of Mark Twain, local history, New York State Indians, Civil War POWs, and a reference library for genealogical research. Open year round, Tu-Sa 9AM-5PM. Handicap accessible. Donation requested.
Mark Twain Study and Mark Twain Exhibit
Elmira College Campus, Park Place, Elmira, NY 14901
Study where Mark Twain wrote The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and other works. Exhibit contains memorabilia and photographs. Open late Jun-Aug, M-F 9AM-5PM. (Rest of year by appointment). Free admission.
National Soaring Museum
Harris Hill, Elmira, NY
55 Soaring Hill Drive, Elmira, NY 14903
Sits atop the ridges overlooking the Chemung River Valley near Elmira, NY. The NSM holds and displays the nation's largest collection of sailplanes and other airships related to motorless flight. Interactive displays and historical interpretations are offered. Groups and tours are welcome. The Elmira area has an intense history in aviation with the National Soaring Museum, the National Warplane Museum, and the Glenn Curtiss aviation museum. Adjacent to the National Soaring museum is the Harris Hill Soaring Corporation's soaring flight center where you can purchase sailplane rides to soar silently above the beautiful farms and forests of the Finger lakes region. Both the NSM and the Harris Hill Soaring operation are not-for-profit, 501(c)3 corporations. Open daily all year round, 10AM to 5PM. Visit website for more information.
1200 Walnut Street, Elmira, NY
Location of Mark Twain's (and family's) gravesite. Located in Langdon family plot. Open year round, dawn to dusk. Free admission.
Woodlawn National Cemetery
1825 Davis Street, Elmira, NY
Veterans cemetery, includes veterans from Civil War through Viet Nam War. Includes the gravesites of 3,000 Confederate POW's who died in Elmira during the Civil War. Open year round, during daylight hours. Free admission.
Mill Art Center & Gallery
61 North Main Street, Honeoye Falls, NY 14472
Mill Art Center & Gallery is located in the Historic Lower Mill on the banks of Honeoye Creek. Mill Gallery represents and sells the art of regional and nationally known artists. The main salon features stone walls and beams and hosts rotating exhibitions and invitationals. The "On the Side" small salon features a variety of artist styles,sizes,and subjects. Studios house art classes for all ages and abilities There are also private studios on the third floor. The first floor holds Juniper Beans Eatery, serving lunches and and offering special events catering in a unique historic setting. Open Year around, Monday through Friday, 10 AM- 3PM, Thursday 11 AM - 8PM, Saturday 10-3PM.
Horseheads Historical Museum
Grand Central and Broad Street
Horseheads, NY 14845
Original drawings of 19th-20th century political cartoonist, Eugene Zimmerman. Also paintings by Wyeth and Fisher. Local historical artifacts and memorabilia. Open year round, M-F 10AM-4PM, Sa 2-4PM. Free admission.
DeWitt Historical Society Museum
401 East State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
Local and regional history, photographs, etc. Open year round Tu-Sa, Noon-5PM. Handicap accessible. Free admission.
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art
Cornell University Campus, Ithaca, NY 14850
Features Asian fine arts, America paintings. Also representations of art from ancient times to present from around the world. Open Jan-Dec (except during winter break mid-Dec to mid-Jan), Tu-Su 10AM-5PM. Handicap accessible. Free admission.
Museum of the Earth
1259 Trumansburg Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850
Take a journey 544 million years back in time and see how the Earth's past has changed its present and future. Natural history, art, and interactive exhibits featuring PRIís world-class paleontological collections including whale and mastodon skeletons. Public programming and field trips, special events and facilities rentals available. Open Year round. Memorial Day to Labor Day- Mon-Sat,10am-5pm, Sun, 12-4pm. After Labor Day, Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm, Sun 12-4pm, Closed Tuesdays.
Wayne County Historical Museum
21 Butternut Street, Lyons, NY
Sheriff's residence (circa 1854) with attached jail (in use until 1961). Open year round, M-F 9AM-Noon, 1-4PM. Free admission.
Hoffman Clock Museum
Housed in Newark Public Library
121 High Street, Newark, NY 14513
Exhibit contains over 100 clocks and watches from around the world (majority are of American manufacture). Open year round, M-F 9:30AM-9PM, Sa 9:30AM-5:30PM. Handicap accessible. Free admission.
Tioga County Historical Society Museum
110 Front Street, Owego, NY 13827
Indian artifacts, local history. Records available for historical and genealogical research. Open year round, Tu-F 10AM-4PM, W 7-9PM, Sa 1-4PM. Handicap accessible. Free admission.
Alling Coverlet Museum
122 William Street, Palmyra, NY 14522
Collection of 19th century coverlets (largest collection in the United States). Exhibit also includes a number of hand-made quilts. Gift shop. Open June through October, seven days a week, 1 - 4.
217 East Main Street, Palmyra, NY 14522
Location where first copies of Book of Mormon were printed (circa 1829-1830). Open year round, M-F 9AM-6PM. Free admission.
Hill Cumorah Visitor Center
Route 21, Palmyra, NY 14552
Location where gold tablets were delivered to Joseph Smith in 1827 by Moroni (angel). Translated into the Book of Mormon. Monument to angel Moroni, religious exhibits, films. Open year round, M-F 9AM-6PM. Handicap accessible. Free admission.
Joseph Smith Farm and Sacred Grove
Stafford Road, Palmyra, NY 14522
Restored home of Joseph Smith, founder of Mormon Church. Contains period furnishings. Open year round, M-F 9AM-6PM. Handicap accessible. Free admission.
Palmyra Historical Museum
132 Market Street, Palmyra, NY 14522
Exhibits of 19th century artifacts and furnishings. Open June through October, Tuesday through Thursday and Saturday, 1-4PM; all other times by appointment only. Free admission. Tours of all size welcome with advance notice.
Phelps General Store Museum
140 Market Street, Palmyra, NY 14522
Exhibits of late 19th and early 20th century items. Open June through October, Tuesday through Thursday and Saturday, 1-4PM; all other times by appointment. Free admission. Tours of any size are welcome with advance notice.
Oliver House Museum
200 Main Street, Penn Yan, NY 14527
Headquarters of Yates County Genealogical and Historical Society. Exhibits of local history, research room (genealogy). Open year round: Jun-Oct W-Sa 10AM-5PM, Nov-May Tu-F 10AM-5PM. Donation requested.
Center at High Falls
60 Browns Race, Rochester, NY
Includes hands-on exhibits of region. Open W-F 9AM-4PM, SaSu Noon-4PM. Handicap accessible. Free admission.
70 Lighthouse Street, Rochester, NY 14612
National Landmark. Houses Maritime Museum of the Great Lakes in lighthouse. Lighthouse building dates to 1822. Open Memorial Day to Columbus Day, Sa-Su 1-5PM (rest of year by appointment only). Donation requested.
Mount Hope Cemetery
Route 15, Rochester, NY 14620
Cemetery includes Victorian era gazebo and sculptures. Location of gravsites of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglas. Open May-Oct, (Walking tours Su 2 and 3PM). Free admission.
Susan B Anthony House
17 Madison Street, Rochester, NY 14608
National Historic Landmark Site.Home of the legendary American civil rights leader during the most politically active period of her life and the site of her famous arrest for voting in 1872. Open Sept-May Wed-Sun 11AM -4PM, June-Aug Tues-Sun 11AM-5PM.
Seneca Falls Historical Society
55 Cayuga Street, Seneca Falls, NY 13148
Tours of 23-room Victorin mansion; research library; occasional special programs. Open year round, Mon-Fri 9-4 (tours on the hour at 9,10,11,1,2 and 3); plus Saturday and Sunday, 1-4 pm, July and August.
Sodus Point Lighthouse
7606 North Ontario Street, Sodus Point, NY 14555
Lighthouse is circa 1871 and was in operation until 1901. Museum features exhibits and research library. Open May-Oct, 10AM-5PM. Museum is handicap accessible. Donation requested.
Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison Street, Syracuse, NY 13202
Collection of American paintings and Asian art. Also houses the Syracuse China Center for the Study of American Ceramics. Most comprehensive collection of American ceramics in the United States, dating from Colonial times to present. Open year round, Tu-F Su Noon-5PM, Sa 10AM-5PM. Handicap accessible. Free admission.
Onondaga Historical Association Museum
321 Montgomery Street, Syracuse, NY 13202
Exhibits feature Iroquois cultural items, local 19th century paintings and photographs. Also included are varying exhibits on decorative arts, tools, clothing and locally manufacture items. Open year round, Tu-F Noon-4PM, Sa 11AM-4PM. Free admission.
Sainte Marie among the Iroquois Living History Museum
Route 370/Onondaga Lake Parkway, P.O. Box 146, Liverpool, NY 13088
Living History, learning and fun combine to create an unforgettable experience! Step back to the year 1657 and the hitoric meeting of the native Irouqois and the French missionaries. Visit the blacksmiths, carpenters, cooks and other missionaries who live in the recreated 17th century mission. In addition a modern Visitor Center depicts the the 17th century environment in Central New York when the Iroquois people invited the Frenchmen to visit. Gift shop and picnic areas. Open Summer - late June-Labor Day, Wed-Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, 12:30 5pm; Fall & Spring - Modified Living History Program Wed-Sat, 10am-5pm, Sun 12:30-5pm; During Lights on the Lake late Nov.-early Jan. Thurs.-Sun 5-10pm; Winter Jan-Mid-April - Visitor Center only.
Memorial Day Museum
35 East Main Street, Waterloo, NY 13165
Exhibit of Memorial Day memorabilia, housed in mansion. (Waterloo is birthplace of Memorial Day). Open May-Labor Day M-F 1-5PM and by appt. Free admission.
Peter Whitmer Log Cabin Colonial Chapel and Visitors Center
1451 Aunkst Road, Fayette, NY
Log home, circa 1810, where Mormon Church was organized. Contains period furnishings. Also, chapel built in Colonial (1830) style. Open year round, M-F 9AM-6PM. Free admission.
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