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Benjamin Patterson Inn Museum

59 W. Pulteney St., Corning, NY 14830
607-937-5281
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Ranked #6 of 17 attractions in Corning
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
Owner description: Capture moments in time at the Patterson Inn Museum!  Visit the historic Patterson Inn, a 1796 frontier tavern.  Also at the site are an 1850s log... more » Owner description: Capture moments in time at the Patterson Inn Museum!  Visit the historic Patterson Inn, a 1796 frontier tavern.  Also at the site are an 1850s log cabin, and an 1878 one room schoolhouse, all furnished to depict their original use.  While here explore the 19th century barn with agricultural exhibit and working reproduction blacksmith shop.  While in season walk through the herb garden and heirloom vegetable garden.  See the website for additional exhibits.   « less
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Corning, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We have enjoyed going to the Benjamin Patterson Inn with our kids. Their museum is a true to life representation of yesteryear. With a working blacksmith shop and a one room school house, families get a peek into what life was like. Definitely go during Wingblinger at the beginning of September!

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Western Ny
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Nice and quiet area to go and walk around- beautiful art and carpeted area off the beaten concrete paths...

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Brookfield, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

What a surprise this museum was. Our guide was very informative and pleasant. She did not rush through the buildings. She was very knowledgeable about the time period and the way life would have been lived. She took the time to answer all our questions and allowed us to look at all the items that we wanted. Thank you for... More

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Corning, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Great place to learn about some of the history of the Corning area. Very educational for children as there are many ways for them to actually see how people lived and the way they did things over 100 yrs ago. Good displays and knowledgeable staff. Well worth a visit. Have been there several times and still enjoy each visit.

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Painted Post, New York
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7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

What a great place for kids to lean what it was like back in the days of no cell phones and or computers

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Pittsford, New York
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Well informed guides. It is well worth the visit. The guides we had was excellent and really enjoyed sharing the history of the region. The children who were in the group felt very comfortable asking questions.

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Savona, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Everything! I enjoy knowing how they cook or make back then and slept in one bed. How they did yarn back then. The old school house. how they taught. what they eat for lunch. How they had to keep the fire going and who brough in the wood. The tools of the old time farmers. What the inn was used... More

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Monkton, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

We were trying to kill some time in Corning and found this little museum in the tour book. The inn is original to the site. The 1850 cabin, 1880 schoolhouse, barn, blacksmith shop and outhouse have been moved to the location. What really made the trip special was our docent, Norma, who gave us a very personal (and almost private)... More

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