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Address: 89 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, NY
Phone Number: 315-568-1510
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Great museum telling you all you ever wanted to know about canals and their industries.

Just the kind of quirky small museum we love. Very informative and full of artifacts one doesn't normally see. The dioramas are fascinating. Just be sure to enter on the Fall St... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Mattituck, New York
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New Bern, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

This museum is included in the Seneca Falls Visitor Center. They have a nice diorama of the town in the mid 1800's.

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Mattituck, New York
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Just the kind of quirky small museum we love. Very informative and full of artifacts one doesn't normally see. The dioramas are fascinating. Just be sure to enter on the Fall St side, not the downstairs entrance on the waterfront.

Thank Nancy19067
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We stopped here for information on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail and found that this was much more than a visitor's center. It had all kinds of exhibits on the Eric Canal and other waterways. There were three levels and the bottom level opened onto the Cayuga-Seneca Canal which was a great surprise. We could walk along the canalway and... More 

Thank retiredtravelers30
Tunapuna, Trinidad
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The museum displays are well kept and informative, and provides lovely snapshots of how the co-evolution of the waterways and industry shaped towns in the region. Museum staff seemed distracted and unhelpful, though we may just have caught them on a full belly after lunch break. A worthwhile stop if you are interested in history.

Thank AmazonLodge
Sarasota, Florida
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This little museum associated with the Visitors Center is well worth a stop. The history of Seneca Falls (from geology to industry) is covered and you will be amazed at how many things were made in this town. The staff/volunteers are very helpful and it is a great start for seeing Seneca Falls. Amazing dioramas showing the changes through the... More 

1 Thank Jean S
St. Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This was a nice, little, FREE museum within walking distance of Barrister's B&B where we stayed. The displays were worth seeing as they told a lot about the history of Seneca Falls and the Finger Lakes region.

1 Thank forkball
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

A small museum dedicated to the town's industrial past. Seneca Falls' visitor center is in the same office.

Thank CanRu
Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Very informative and fascinating view into how government policy can impact a community. Great displays of how canals were created and industry in the area. Excellent historical overview and highlights about ingenuity of many products produced in the area from pumps to wooden rulers. Free museum so be sure to leave a donation.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This museum on the main street of Seneca Falls covers the history of this charming town ,from it's foundation to the present day .Dioramas show all the major changes in particular the improvements in transportation.

Thank john p
Port Dover, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

When you visit Seneca Falls, you might ask where the falls are - as they are nowhere to be seen outdoors. This museum tells the story very clearly about what this town sacrificed in order that the Erie Canal could be built.

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