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Address: 36 Market St, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
Phone Number: 315-482-4586
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A Hidden Gem in the Thousand Islands!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Youngstown, Ohio
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Youngstown, Ohio
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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 

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Mohnton, Pennsylvania
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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 .

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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

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Wellesley Island
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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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Paramus, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Nice local museum run by volunteers. On most Thursday nights they have local people talking about the history of the area. Cute gift shop. Located next to the dive beach, where you can watch divers in the river.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

It's a small building near the public park with several antique boats and lots of history packed into a small space. Free and it took approx. 1h. Owner was friendly and answered lots of questions. Hard to absorb all the information!

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Salem, VA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

This museum is a collection of local yore that is most interesting and complete. It had much meaning to us personally but a casual tourist may not find it so. The history of the Hutchinson Boat Works is particularly relevant if your plans are to go to the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton.

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

I am not a big boat enthusiast, but if I was, this place would be great! There are several interesting original features to the building that were neat, and we found relatives in the pictures they had up.

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Address: 36 Market St, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
Phone Number: 315-482-4586
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Alexandria Bay

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