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Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry

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Address: 89 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, NY
Phone Number: 315-568-1510
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Best Visitor's Center ever!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

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 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

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.

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Sarasota, Florida
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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 

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St. Louis, Missouri
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Burdett, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Visit here and learn of our canal building days as well as the most interesting industries that once called this area home. Tour the downtown and the other museum as well. Take in the wonderful period architecture.

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Webster, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I have visited the Seneca Falls Museum of Waterways and Industry 2 times. This week I took my two teenage grand daughters. They enjoyed the handmade displays and the murals, dioramas and descriptions are very careful to explain Seneca Falls history so that everyone can understand. It is free, however you will want to leave a donation. Like most historical... More 

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