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Museum Village

1010 Route 17M, Monroe, NY 10950
845 782 8247
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Ranked #1 of 6 attractions in Monroe
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: Museum Village is a living history museum preserving a vast collection of eclectic, 19th century artifacts for educational purposes. Using these... more » 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, a mastodon skeleton, firehouse, school house, log cabin, energy and the environment. Special events include Boy Scout and Girl Scout Days, 4-H programs, Family Fun and Games, and a Civil War re-enactment Labor Day Weekend. « less
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Monroe, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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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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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28 attraction reviews
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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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67 attraction reviews
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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
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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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Monroe
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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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Monroe, NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I haven't been there in a while, however, when my girls were little, we would go to a variety of events there. In the summer there is Civil War re-enactment weekend, excellent. In the fall they have a 'haunted' Halloween day/night, non-scary during the day, a little scary at night. During the year though, you can just go in and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Overall great experience try to go on special occassions occurring at MuseumVillage .Check out Museum Village web site for calendar events .

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New Windsor, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

I went with my son who is in 4th grade and he liked a lot of the exhibits. Almost every one had a guide to talk about the contents of each building. They had a wool spinning, candle making, a print shop, a real Mastodon skeleton, blacksmith, General Store, broom maker and more. For those that said you could see... More

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