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Address: 1488 State Route 444, Victor, NY 14
Phone Number: 585.742.1690
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Description: A 17th Century bark longhouse replica honors the Seneca people who once...
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.
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Personal guided tour and lots of great information!

We visited Ganondagan on a Sunday with a friend who lives in the area. After paying a hefty admission price at the Corning Museum of Glass two days before, we were quite shocked... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Lund, Sweden
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270 reviews
134 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We visited Ganondagan on a Sunday with a friend who lives in the area. After paying a hefty admission price at the Corning Museum of Glass two days before, we were quite shocked at the 3 dollar admission fee, 2 dollars for seniors. The guide walked up to the long house with us and gave us all kinds of interesting... More 

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Rochester, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Planned visit with so friends from out of town. We visited their amazingly awesome Long House and the walked the gardens and the Purple trail (took about 2 hours). We learned some really cool stuff. Trails are very well laid out and well marked with large plaques along the way explaining about how the Native Americans used the native plants... More 

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

Dear Bill, We so appreciate your review of Ganondagan! Glad you had the time not only to visit the Longhouse but also to walk the "Earth is our Mother" (purple) trail. We look forward to seeing you return once our new Seneca Art & Culture Center is open beginning Oct. 3, 2015. It will completely transform the visitor experience! More 

Victor, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Interacting with the native representatives was very informative. Selling was low key but talking to individual artists was wonderful. The long house was outstanding. Took my grandson this past winter and he loved it as well as the storytelling. It was really hot when we last went so did not go on the walking trail. Will definitely go back.The new... More 

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

Dear Freyre, Thanks very much for your review of Ganondagan. We're so glad you found your interaction with our Native interpretive staff so informative. And very happy to hear your positive experiences in the longhouse and with storytelling. Yes, please come back when our new Seneca Art & Culture Center is open beginning October 3, 2015 -- we will have... More 

Essen, Germany
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Until the new museum will be opened in Autumn 2015 there is not much museum to see. You can visit the long house with a volunteer guide. For that you have to pay some entrance fee and I recommend to do it as a kind of donation for the overall museum project though you could do the walks w/o any... More 

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

Thank you for your review of Ganondagan. So glad you enjoyed "The Earth is our Mother" Trail. We hope you return for our annual Native American Dance & Music Festival, July 25-26, We feature traditional and contemporary Native performers, artisans, a Native Art Market, food, and more.http://www.ganondagan.org/Events-Programs/Dance-Music-Festival. It's a wonderful way to connect to the living culture and natural world... More 

Macau, China
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48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Ganondagan is an historic Native-American site, associated with the Iroquois Seneca people. It once was just an empty piece of land, but has been slowly developed over the years so that it now has buildings, exhibits, a visitor information center, walking trails, and fields for events and demonstrations. When there's no event it can feel a little sleepy, but it's... More 

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

Thank you very much for your review of Ganondagan. We're very glad you enjoy visiting and have found it inspirational--this may be due to the fact that Ganondagan once was one of the largest Seneca towns with approximately 4500 people living there through the majority of the 17th-century. With the opening of our Seneca Art & Culture Center at the... More 

Rochester, NY
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I'm always amazed by how few locals know about this treasure. There's so much to learn… just walk the trails or stand on the hill for a few minutes. The festival and special events are wonderful, fun, and educational… but the real beauty shines through in the quiet of history.

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

Thank you very much for your wonderful review of Ganondagan as a "hidden treasure!" (And sorry it's taken a while to respond to you.) We hope you return this summer (end of July) for the opening of the new Seneca Art & Culture Center, which will enable us to have a year-round presence for the community and the world! More 

Bloomfield, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

We bring our children quite often to Ganondagan's Fort Hill, which is really an historical landmark, with beautiful walking trails through the woods or around the hill up to the top. Once you reach the top if the hill, the view is amazing, and so peaceful. There are markers that explain the historical significance of the spot, a few benches,... More 

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

Thank you very much for your review of your Ganondagan experience. We're glad you were able to hike Fort Hill, and agree that the view (and the history behind it) is beautiful but sobering. Please plan on returning anytime, but especially when we re-open in May, and the last weekend in July for the new Seneca Art & Culture Center... More 

Brooklyn, New York
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Ganondagan is a beautiful place. I got to see a tour of the bark longhouse with the site's director "Peter". I'd never really learned about Native American culture in New York aside from a couple short passages in history textbooks, so to hear about the Native experience from actual descendants was eye opening. Kudos to the Ganondagan Historic site for... More 

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

Thank you so much for your heartfelt review of Ganondagan from your visit this Fall. We're so glad you got the "sense of place" that we agree is so present at the site. And glad you took the time to have the longhouse tour -- it is fascinating! Please stay apprised of our news through our Facebook and Twitter postings.... More 

East Fishkill, New York
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148 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 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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WNewyorker, Public Relations Manager at Ganondagan, responded to this review

A belated thank you for your lovely review from September. So glad you enjoyed experiencing the site and its beautiful trails. Please come back in May when the site re-opens and take a tour of the bark longhouse with our Native interpretive staff. It's definitely worth it! And, as you may know, our new Seneca Art & Culture Center will... More 

Rochester, New York
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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WNewyorker, Public Relations Manager at Ganondagan, responded to this review

A belated thank you for your review of our festival from July. We're so glad you enjoyed yourself and that you've become members! We look forward to seeing you back at the 2015 festival when we also open our Seneca Art & Culture Center. More 

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