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Ganondagan

1488 State Route 444, Victor, NY 14
585.742.1690
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Ranked #2 of 7 attractions in Victor
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: A 17th Century bark longhouse replica honors the Seneca people who once lived here. Dozens of trails invite you to hike lands once traveled by our... more » Owner description: A 17th Century bark longhouse replica honors the Seneca people who once lived here. Dozens of trails invite you to hike lands once traveled by our ancestors. Heirloom gardens and fields of native grasses are contemporary reminders of the land’s origins. Our festivals and special events share the culture of our people through dance, music, arts, sports, storytelling and other Iroquois traditions. Visit Ganondagan to discover the history and heritage of the Seneca people. « less
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Farmington ny
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Love all the indian cultural things to do there! They have great hiking trails. You can learn all kinds of historical things there about their heritage! The native dances are great to watch and the food is good.

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WNewyorker, Public Relations Manager at Ganondagan, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful TripAdvisor review for Ganondagan. We're so glad you appreciate the learning experiences from our cultural heritage, and hope you spread the word to others! By the way, if you want to stay apprised of Ganondagan programming and events, please feel free to sign up for our monthly E-news here: http://bit.ly/1l7L78b More

Victor, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

This year will be exiting with new developments. Shuttle parking makes it easy. Historic site with many opportunities to learn about the Seneca culture and traditions. Great hiking trails with info boards explaining horticulture as well as history. Sacred and spiritual site to be well respected.

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WNewyorker, Public Relations Manager at Ganondagan, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review of Ganondagan. We agree with you that Arvel Bird, who performed at last July's Native American Dance & Music Festival, was awesome! Stay tuned for new developments as we build the Seneca Art & Culture Center for a summer 2015 opening. More

Victor, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We are so fortunate to have this educational place . Children of all ages are able to learn about the history and Indian lore around this area!!!

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WNewyorker, Public Relations Manager at Ganondagan, responded to this review

Thank you for you November 2013 review. We are so glad that you appreciate the educational aspects of the site. We welcome you to come back soon! More

Rochester, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

This summer, I am taking my kids (9 and 7) on a NYS history tour and this was one of our stops and by far my favorite. Being able to walk into a longhouse and see how natives lived 100's of years ago was fascinating for them (and myself). Our guide gave lots of great information and answered each one... More

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WNewyorker, Public Relations Manager at Ganondagan, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Ganondagan based on your visit on Sunday. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and that all your questions were answered by one of our Native interpretive staff members. We welcome your return for further exploration. (This weekend is our Native American Dance & Music Festival, which is always a popular event!) More

Waterloo, New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

I love the historical site and that it is so close to home. The history is great and the trails are nice.

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Ithaca, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

My kids went here on a school field trip. They learned about traditional Iroquois longhouse building. They came back with lots of knowledge about life in the Finger Lakes 3-400 years ago.

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Canandaigua, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

The bark long house was the destination for the day and we enjoyed the interpreter who was inside. Ronnie told stories and explained the history of the site. Great place to walk and take a family too.

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WNewyorker, Public Relations Manager at Ganondagan, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed Ganondagan, and hope to see you back. More

Rochester NY
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45 reviews 45 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

Went to the annual summer event. Interesting displays, performances. important part of history of the area.

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WNewyorker, Public Relations Manager at Ganondagan, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. Glad you enjoyed your visit during our annual Native American Dance & Music Festival. We hope you can come again for another visit or event. More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

This place is incredibly peaceful, a wonderful place for a walk, relax and enjoy. Any activities Ganandagan has are always fun with lots to learn about "iroquois" culture!

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WNewyorker, Public Relations Manager at Ganondagan, responded to this review

Thanks for your recent review of Ganondagan on TripAdvisor. We're very appreciative and so glad that our peaceful "essence" came across to you. Hope you come again, and stay tuned for our upcoming programming and events. Feel free to "like" us on FB, too, if you're on. More

Rochester, New York
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68 reviews 68 reviews
57 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

I recommend coming during one of their events. They have a few annual festivals; food, dance, re-enactments, etc. that are all pretty well done. If you go on a random day there isn't a whole lot to see other than the Long House.

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