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Address: 1488 State Route 444, Victor, NY 14564
Phone Number: 15853986151
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The new Seneca Art & Culture Center is an interactive, interpretive...

The new Seneca Art & Culture Center is an interactive, interpretive facility at Ganondagan telling the story of the Seneca and Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) contributions to art, culture and society for more than 2,000 years to the present day. The gift shop features beautiful Seneca and Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) art, jewelry, basketry, clothing, and our heirloom Iroquois White Corn products. A 17th-century bark longhouse replica (open May- Oct) reflects the life of the Seneca people who once lived here. Three marked ethno-botanical and historical trails invite you to walk and learn more about us. 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 living culture and natural world of the Seneca people at their historic Town of Peace.

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Great Way to get a Full Cultural and Historical Experience

This site is very family friendly and we saw people of all ages there on a summer weekday. You walk into a tent that has many types of native art for sale. Up the hill (gold... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Keene, New Hampshire
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Keene, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This site is very family friendly and we saw people of all ages there on a summer weekday. You walk into a tent that has many types of native art for sale. Up the hill (gold cart transportation offered for those with limited mobility) is a recreated longhouse set up inside to show how the people lived, attended by guides... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Ganondagan. It sounds like you were here during our annual Native American Dance & Music Festival. We're so glad that you had an authentic experience. Our Seneca Art & Culture Center opened in October, and although is currently closed for a few weeks of planning, we re-open on Saturday,... More 

Clarence Center
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

This amazing site explores the Seneca Nation with unique artwork, displays and the " creation story". It is surrounded by many walking trails and farm areas. You can experience a reconstructed long house, a new museum dedicated to Seneca life and culture, and view the " creation story" in the new center.

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

Thank you for your wonderful review of Ganondagan. We're very glad that you were able to experience the many facets of our site, and hope you plan a return trip soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

I was very fortunate to visit while 4th graders were there so I benefited from their comments. A Mohawk woman was our guide which added authenticity. We took a short hike to the long house curving past a garden with labeled local flora.The guide led a well-organized discussion of the 17th Century Seneca home, which was colorfully arranged with furs,... More 

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

Thank you for your review of the Longhouse and the trail. We're glad you found it educational, and hope you will return now that our new Seneca Art & Culture Center is open. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Wonderful museum. We learned a lot of history. Don't miss it if you are at all interested in Native American Culture

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

Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. Education is so much a part of what we do! And we hope you an return once our new Seneca Art & Culture Center open on Oct. 24. More 

Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

showed a lot about Italian culture great shows and indian items for sale also a variety of food BOTH INDIAN AND DOMESTIC

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

It sounds like you came to visit during our Native American Dance and Music Festival in July. Glad you enjoyed the entertainment, the Native arts market and the food. (And we assume you meant Native American, not Italian! -;) More 

Lund, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

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

Thank you for sharing your review of your visit to Ganondagan. We're very glad you visited, and that you enjoyed your longhouse tour and learned some valuable information. Yes, we are also excited about the addition of our Seneca Art & Culture Center once it opens next month! Please schedule a visit again. More 

Rochester, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 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 

Singapore
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165 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 361 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 

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