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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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A worthy project

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Macau, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 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 6 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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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 7 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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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 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 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 

Buffalo, New York
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19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 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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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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 

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Address: Address: 1488 State Route 444, Victor, NY 14
Phone Number: 585.742.1690
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Victor
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Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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