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

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2014
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Antioch, Illinois
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Baroda, Michigan
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108 reviews 108 reviews
72 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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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
31 helpful votes 31 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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72 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
100 helpful votes 100 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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