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Address: West 1st Street Pier 1, Oswego, NY 13126
Phone Number: 315-342-0480
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Great local museum to spend a couple of hours. A lot of local history about Oswego and its harbor. Lake Ontario history. A tug boat that can be toured. Knowledgeable staff to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Oswego, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great local museum to spend a couple of hours. A lot of local history about Oswego and its harbor. Lake Ontario history. A tug boat that can be toured. Knowledgeable staff to answer any questions.

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Sauk City, Wisconsin, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A great museum of maritime history for you to visit. Two floors with stairs. There are a lot of different exhibits to see. Once you are done inside, go to the LT-5 tug and the derrick and go onboard to visit those too. A nice way to spend part of your day.

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Utica, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We're grads of SUNY Oswego and we visit a couple times a year. Taking in the Marine Museum is always a fun thing to do… great place to learn about local history and the history of maritime shipping in the Oswego harbor. And the WWII era tugboat is always a plus. Worth doing with the kids or just a fun... More 

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Barry, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The museum is small but well arranged to lead the visitor through the exhibits and the volunteer staff are knowledgable and enthusiastic. So glad we visited. The LT-5 is a 100' "Large Tug" built to cross the Atlantic and participate in D-Day. She actually left Portsmouth on D-Day, arriving off the beaches on 7th June and, as noted on her... More 

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Beijing
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The key displays are the Nash, a WW2 tugboat that was involved in the D-Day landings, and a service barge that worked the canal system for sixty years until it sunk. The displays inside are basic, amateurish, uninteresting and dirty. They do little to honor the people that worked these ships.

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Baroda, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We were visiting and found this thanks to tripadvisor. I'm so glad me and the kids went. The kids enjoyed it like a field trip, they had these stickers on the wall saying try me so that gave them something to do. They had Indians, Titanic, WWII, Civil War, Revolution War..........I could go on. We went in March when the... More 

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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We found the museum to be very interesting and worth the walk from the other side of the Oswego River. The marine district looks very interesting and in warmer weather I'm sure it's a great place to see the importance of maritime activities.

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Antioch, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 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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Additional Information about H. Lee White Marine Museum

Address: Address: West 1st Street Pier 1, Oswego, NY 13126
Phone Number: 315-342-0480
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Oswego
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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