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Heritage Village of the Southern Finger Lakes

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Address: 73 West Pulteney Street, Corning, NY 14830 (Formerly Benjamin Patterson Inn Museum)
Phone Number: +1 607-937-5281
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Description: Step into history at the Heritage Village of the Southern Finger...
Step into history at the Heritage Village of the Southern Finger Lakes.  Visit the historic Patterson Inn, a 1796 frontier tavern, 1850s log cabin, 1878 one room schoolhouse, 1870s blacksmith shop, and interactive barn exhibit, all furnished to depict their original use.  While in season walk through the herb garden and heirloom vegetable garden.  See the website for additional exhibits, demonstration dates, and events. 
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Benjamin Patterson Inn is a must see.

This historic inn was right across the street from our hotel, which was the only way we knew it was there. We saw no advertising in any of the tourist pamphlet displays. We are SO... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Oswego, New York
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Oswego, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This historic inn was right across the street from our hotel, which was the only way we knew it was there. We saw no advertising in any of the tourist pamphlet displays. We are SO glad we stopped, because this was an excellent venue. The inn itself is very well preserved, and our tour guide was the best we've ever... More 

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Painted Post
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great place to see historical site. Great place for children to learn about past history. On display you see the inn, single room school blacksmith shop.

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Corning, New York
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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

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, New York
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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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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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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
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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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Additional Information about Heritage Village of the Southern Finger Lakes

Address: 73 West Pulteney Street, Corning, NY 14830 (Formerly Benjamin Patterson Inn Museum)
Phone Number: +1 607-937-5281
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Corning
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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