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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 20 attractions in Oswego
Type: Specialty Museums
Most recent review
- Jul 9, 2014
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Rochester, NY
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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271 reviews 271 reviews
65 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
73 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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
1 review
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
21 helpful votes 21 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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Kawartha Lakes, Canada
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116 reviews 116 reviews
41 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012 via mobile

This is one of the better small museums we've visited. The collection is great and the docents are friendly and knowledgable. The 2 vessels add a nice peek into the past, too.

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Oswego, New York
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72 reviews 72 reviews
27 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

Wonderful exhibits and stories. Neat artifacts! A great place to visit! Learn about the Lake and the ships that sailed her. Take a tour of the boats and learn about the Oswego Harbor!

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