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Address: 67 Washington Street, Jamestown, NY 14701
Phone Number: (716) 664-6256
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Very good local history

The self guided tour was alright. The collection of artifacts was interesting especially the room about death. They talked about how people of the 1800's dealt with death. There... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
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Lockport, New York

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Lockport, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The self guided tour was alright. The collection of artifacts was interesting especially the room about death. They talked about how people of the 1800's dealt with death. There also was a nice exhibit of Chautauqua Lake and it's history.

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NYS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

They have a lot of displays and history in this house/museum. There's a nice tribute to Lucille Ball. A lot of artifacts from The Civil War and World War I and wrenches from The Crescent Tool Company. They have display cases with old toys in them. There are a lot of stairs to the different levels of the house and... More 

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Willoughby, OH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The beautiful main parlor was both a like and a dislike. It was so hard to see with the dim lighting, and I wanted to be able to appreciate all the furnishings and decoration -- but I was impressed when the staff member explained that was the level of lighting the original gaslight fixture would have provided. Do be sure... More 

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janine9868
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We really enjoyed this museum. Even my 7 year old grandson liked it. I like the building itself. but then again I am a nut for 19th century stuff. There was a ton of interesting things to see throughout the entire building. Even in the basement. I bought an Individual annual membership through 3rd party website before i went there.... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This was a self-guided tour through the Fenton mansion. We enjoyed leaning about the history of Jamestown and life in the 1800s. They had some very unique exhibits that I have not seen in other places. I think this should be on your don't miss list in Jamestown.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

And my mother has traveled the US extensively visiting historical homes and sites and is rather "choosy." She thought the Fenton History Center was excellent. Jamestown is a place where Swedish and Italian immigrants settled and continued to maintain their cultural heritage to this day. Exhibit rooms honor these cultures. The Fenton Center was the home of Governor Reuben Fenton... More 

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Perry, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

I really liked the Lucille Ball room. I did not realize all she did for Jamestown and that she never "forgot her roots". They had plenty of photographs with detailed descriptions to them but they were not so detailed that you were reading a long period of time. They did a good job of preserving Lucille Ball's legacy. Also, in... More 

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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Staff was great, it was self guided tour through the house. It had great pictures, the information provided was thorough, and there was room with a lot of information on Lucy. I really enjoyed the visit.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

First time in my visit that I went there mainly for the genealogy research. The people were very pleasant and helpful. Heard good things about the tour and will take it the next time I am back. Has a very good selection of local history and family books.

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Very interesting old Home filled with ever changing well done displays. This is one almost everyone can enjoy.

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