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Address: 36 Market St, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
Phone Number: 315-482-4586
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Worth a visit, lots to see in a fine setting

Managed to catch this charming little museum at a moment when the director was present; autumn hours can be understandably erratic before the place closes for the season. That... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2015
Manlius, NY
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Manlius, NY
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Managed to catch this charming little museum at a moment when the director was present; autumn hours can be understandably erratic before the place closes for the season. That said, this wonderful, solid old building which has seen and now contains a great deal of local history, can offer a nice change of pace for those interested in more than... More 

Thank kinnakeeto
Poland , NY USA
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51 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Very pleasantly surprised by this place. We went in solely because it was someplace we'd never noticed on previous visits to A-Bay. Nice exhibits , well laid out and professionally done. Very educational. Very good value. If you have any interest in the historical aspects of the Thousand Island region , you should stop in, and don't forget to make... More 

Thank EricC56
New York
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354 reviews
165 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

The docents here were very friendly and talkative. Knew a lot of local history. There was a group of scuba divers right outside the museum who were going down to check out the shipwreck that is right outside the museum (in the river). Lots of activity in the vicinity as well. Great visit, wonderful museum and lots of good information... More 

Thank SailorBoy55
Northport, New York
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55 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A small but free museum at the end of Market Street. We were there for Pirates week and they had pirate goody bags for the kids. Museum is worth a look into the local region's history. Budget 30 minutes. The staff was very nice.

Thank puckliny
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42 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This was a cute little museum with a lot of info on the local history. If you're interested in learning about the area, it should be on your list to visit.

Thank Brie E
Fillmore, New York
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77 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We stopped by this little museum thinking it was an old fashioned store. It was at one time, but has been made into a little local history museum highlighting the importance of boating to the area. Volunteers are on hand to answer questions. They have done a nice job organizing the donations. Since it was right next door to where... More 

Thank kathy b
Youngstown, Ohio
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I love museums. Especially ones about local history. I also love old buildings. Especially stone old buildings. This place has it all--it's a 150 year old stone building on the St. Lawrence River and it used to be the local mercantile, bank, post office, coast guard station and US Customs office. After decades of disrepair, it was saved & now... More 

Thank Doreen M
Mohnton, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Great history of Alex Bay Area , great old building rich in history. You will learn how much the islands were bought for and sold for .

Thank w e
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81 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I have been past this building many times, finally stopped, wow. Amazing amount of donated antiques full of local history. The volunteers have been ther a long time and really know their stuff. Two floors of rich history

Thank 1Robinsnest
Wellesley Island
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101 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Here you will learn of the boating, fishing, hunting, tourism and business history of the town of Alexandria Bay. The collection is housed in an 1866 stone structure with a magnificent view of Boldt Castle. Gallery talks featuring local authors and speakers are very informative. They also run some fun themed fundraisers. The gift shop stocks a good selection of... More 

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