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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
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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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A neat way to see the area in the past

This series of buildings represent a real neat way to see the region's past. The people who run it and give the tours are really wonderful. You can see they love what they do... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 25, 2015
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Wescosville, Pennsylvania
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Wescosville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

This series of buildings represent a real neat way to see the region's past. The people who run it and give the tours are really wonderful. You can see they love what they do. They started us off by letting us picnic on the benches in the yard by the one room schoolhouse. The blacksmith shop has some great tools... More 

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State College
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

There is not much I can add about the buildings that other visitors have not mentioned before. However, I want to share our experience of a very special visit with other Tripadvisor readers. I came to Corning on a tour bus, and after encountering the usual throngs of tourists and school children at the Corning Glass Museum, the Heritage Village... More 

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Thank Reiselust1947
Leicester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

Great attraction in Corning. Take it in with the glass museum and Rockwell Museum for good day. Shown around by keen and well informed volunteer guide. Mostly reconstructed buildings but very well done. Worth the admission price

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1 Thank DaveThomasLeicester
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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4 Thank cwhitmarsh
Painted Post
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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1 Thank jamesl573
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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2 Thank Barbara S
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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4 Thank ALtravelingNY
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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3 Thank 3toavan
Philipsburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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