Museums and Historic Sites
in the Western Finger Lakes
Ganondagan Historic Site, Victor, Ontario County
Once the site of a vibrant 17th century Seneca settlement, Ganondagan
was attacked and destroyed by the French in 1687. After the
battle, Ganondagan went into a 300-year decline. Today, the state
historic site is a vital link to early Native American culture
and history. Its 277 acres include three walking trails: Our Mother
Trail, the Trail of Peace and the Granary Trail, which detail
Seneca history, medicine and oral tradition. 585-924-5848.
Granger Homestead, Canandaigua, Ontario County
The Granger Homestead & Carriage Museum is a grand, yellow Jeffersonian
mansion built by Gideon Granger, postmaster general for Presidents
Jefferson and Madison. Built in 1816, it is filled with authentic
period furnishings belonging to the Granger family. The nearby
carriage barn houses WNY's largest carriage collection, dating
from 1800 to the mid-1930s.585-394-1472.
Wireless Radio Museum , East Bloomfield, Ontario Co.
One of only three radio museums in the United States, the AWA Wireless Radio
Museum is devoted to wireless communication history. Exhibits
include a 1925 radio department featuring complete receivers and
original parts still in their boxes. The evolution of the television
set is explained in a display of early sets. 585-657-6260.
Women's Rights National Park, Seneca Falls, Seneca Co.
Seneca Falls is home to the Women's
Rights National Historic Park , 136 Fall St. 315-568-2991. Includes remains
of Wesleyan Methodist Chapel where first conference
was held, the Elizabeth Cady Stanton House on Washington Street (daily
tours) and the M'Clintock House in Waterloo. Also in Seneca Falls is the
National Women's Hall of Fame, 76 Fall St. 315-568-8060.
National Women's Hall of Fame, 76 Fall St. Seneca Falls, Seneca
Rose Hill Mansion & Mike Weaver Drain Tile Museum,
Seneca Falls Historical Society, 55 Cayuga St. 315-568-8412.
Urban Cultural Park, Seneca Falls. 315-568-2703.
Valentown Museum, Victor, Ontario County 585-924-2645.
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