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H. Lee White Marine Museum

West 1st Street Pier 1, Oswego, NY 13126
315-342-0480
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Ranked #6 of 9 Attractions in Oswego
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Antioch, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We visited this museum last August. All of us liked the hands on exhibits and the tugboat. The guide on the tugboat knew a lot about the history of the tug and the area. All ages will like this. Our group ranged from 9 to 60.

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Manlius, NY
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This little treasure is well worth the time spent touring it and taking in the craft docked nearby. The museum is packed with good information on this historic Great Lakes harbor. It's never crowded, which is a shame as much time and thought have been put into the exhibits.

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Rochester, NY
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We planned a day trip to Oswego (from Rochester - 75 miles) mainly to visit this museum as my husband is an avid sailor and likes to check out marinas, etc. wherever we travel. This museum provides a wonderful overview of the town, Lake Ontario, the canal and even world events - all with a maritime slant that makes the... More 

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Potsdam, New York
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301 reviews 301 reviews
70 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The location and views are great to start, but the tethered tugs and educational exhibits are worth stopping in with family or couples to enjoy a bit of history and marine environs. They hosted the 1st Annual Ontario Lighthouse challenge and did a good job. This is a fun stop!

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Oswego, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

After many, many years, I had to join the museum. IF you remember that this was nothing but a warehouse type building prior to the founder's interest in creating a museum dedicated to the maritime history of Oswego, you will be impressed. As a member, I get to go as often as I want in a year, and I DO!... More 

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Oneonta, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

There is no underground railroad exhibit, very small and overpriced. The tour guide was not knowledgeful about the tugboat.

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Oswego, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Not only fun for the family, but very rich in maritine history for the great lakes. They have an original tug on display from D-Day

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Toms River, New Jersey
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128 reviews 128 reviews
105 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

If you are interested in the marine history of this area this museum has much to offer but for the short time we were there we felt the entrance fee was high. The exhibits inside are well done but the highlight for us was the tour of the LT-5 and learning that it had a part in the D-Day invasion.... More 

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Geneva
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

A veteran of D-Day, the LT-5 is a large army tug that was there for the invasion. Left England on June 6 with the invasion fleet. It has a kill insignia on the stack (swastika and downward pointing plane) indicating that the boat's gunners got a German fighter plane. IT HAS THE ORIGINAL CAPTAIN'S LOG!!! How awesome is that??? Entry... More 

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Oswego, New York
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68 reviews 68 reviews
46 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Located on a pier on Oswego harbor. I learned so much about Oswego Maritime History from this museum. So glad that I went.

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