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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...
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Type: Historic Sites, Museums
Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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.  

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Corning, New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This place has some much history and education that EVERYONE will learn something just from going there.. Kids of all ages will love it too!

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Westchester County, NY
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This museum is actually a collection of old, restored buildings. The main museum building is an 18th Century tavern/inn. The site also has a log cabin, barn and school house. All the buildings are very well maintained. My husband and I went to the Benjamin Patterson Inn Museum on the day before Thanksgiving and it was snowing and cold in... More 

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Corning, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I love the Benjamin Patterson Inn. I have been coming here since I was a child. Now I bring my son to their events. They always have cute little things for the kids to make and do. Our favorite event is the Wingblinger they hold every fall. I do think you are better off going when they have a special... More 

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Philipsburg, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We saw this as we stayed in the hotel across the street- so glad we checked it out! Kids age ranges 6-13 really enjoyed this as well. Hands on exhibits and very informative we had a great tour guide. Its a great local history lesson- really makes you appreciate things! Not expensive just a few bucks- i think this should... More 

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Corning
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189 reviews 189 reviews
62 attraction reviews
550 helpful votes 550 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

While in Corning, in addition to the world renowned Corning Museum of Glass, both the very nearby Benjamin Patterson Inn and Rockwell Museum of Western Art are well worthwhile seeing. The also proximate Finger Lakes are most scenic, with lots of side trip options.

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Corning, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
8 helpful votes 8 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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