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Museum Village

Address: 1010 Route 17M, Monroe, NY 10950
Phone Number: +1 845-782-8247
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Monroe
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Museum Village is a living history museum preserving a vast collection of eclectic, 19th century...
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Museum Village is a living history museum preserving a vast collection of eclectic, 19th century artifacts for educational purposes. Using these artifacts and reproductions, we provide hands-on experiences and exhibits illustrating the transition from a rural to an industrial culture and economy in America, provoking thought and discussion about history. Exhibits include blacksmith shop, weaving, farm life, candle shop, firehouse, school house, log cabin, energy and the environment and a complete mastodon skeleton (only 1 of 3 in the entire world!). Special events include a Gem & Mineral Show, Summer Tours, a Civil War re-enactment (Labor Day Weekend), No Scare Halloween, Thanksgiving Tasting & Christmas In The Village.

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Monroe, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

step back into the past generations and see how they did things back then ..its a great school trip but I liked it most when the children were young and spend time in each building.

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Chester, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Museum Village is about 5 minutes from our home. We often drive by it on our way to Rt. 17N. It is a historical village of colonial times and you can visit the interiors of the buildings. There are special celebrations, such as on the 4th of July. The theatre produces many fine plays with an apple pie a-la-mode intermission... More 

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New Windsor, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We absolutely love Museum Village! It's a great place for kids and adults both. I had to give it 5 stars, because of the awesome place it is. But about the ghost tour -- it wasn't what the newspaper and Museum Village's own website said it would be. Except for about 10 minutes of stories of ghost sitings at the... More 

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Monroe, New York
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49 reviews 49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Great place to learn about the early days in Orange County New York. They have a complete Mastodon skelton that is simply amazing to see.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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243 reviews 243 reviews
28 attraction reviews
525 helpful votes 525 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Once again, This year's (2013) annual civil war weekend was, awesome and spectacular! This is only one of the few great events held at this museum, during the year. Always free parking, and a petting area with farm animals for the kids, make this a great day trip.Candle making, broom making, and a visit to the print shop are also... More 

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New York City, New York
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189 reviews 189 reviews
165 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

A collection of different buildings you'd find in a village from the 1700s in the north east including a blacksmith and school house. Things for kids to do like making candles and spinning wool and plenty of people there to answer any questions. Certain times of the year have different things going on such as civil war reenactments and a... More 

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Teaneck, NJ
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86 reviews 86 reviews
56 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

This village is a nice stop to see the workings of a historical village. The area is nice. Parking is easy. There are many buildings including a school, a pharmacy, a forge, and many others with lots of docents to guide and teach. It's a nice day trip if you enjoy history. They get many school groups.

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New Providence, New Jersey
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190 reviews 190 reviews
85 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

The place is interesting enough. Went othe ciil war weekend. Seeing these "actors" interact was amazing and interesting. The place lacked direction, mening there was no rhyme or reason for anything oing on....no schedule, no purpose. I liked the town buildings from old time,showing tan old print shop, my favorite by far, school,...weaving shop, pottery, etc...but there was no set... More 

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New York
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This is a unique place as the "museum" is actually a small village that preserved the shops and other services that existed in the 19th century. There are even shop keepers dressed in time period clothing. There are special events and plays as well as an occasional re-enactment. Museum Village is good for just about any age group.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Wonderful place to enjoy the day outside and inside with living history. The best is the Labor Day weekend ..... Civil War .... with North and South soldiers, horses, and camp out.

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