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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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East Fishkill, New York
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79 reviews 79 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We visited on a day when there was no event. We enjoyed walking the trails in the open field and the woods, and we learned about history, culture, and nature via the interesting and informative signs along the way. The self-guided-tour trail map is good. The site is physically enjoyable, but I think the main reason to come here is... More

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The dance and music festival we attended was very entertaining and educational. We ended up becoming members so that we could visit again after the new visitor center is complete. All the staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. It is important to support local educational sites like this.

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Buffalo, New York
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16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

It was a interesting and educational place and it was nice to do a self guided walk there were plenty of signs marking the history of the area. It was also a very peaceful place to walk. The Long House was very interesting.

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

Thank you very much for visiting Ganondagan State Historic Site and taking the self-guided tours as well as experiencing the Longhouse. If you're in the area the last weekend of July, be sure and come for our Native American Dance and Music Festival. More

Farmington ny
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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 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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

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