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Address: 36 Market St, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
Phone Number: 315-482-4586
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Small neat little museum for local history.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Northport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

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 

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Northport, New York
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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.

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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.

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Fillmore, New York
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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 

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Youngstown, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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 

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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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