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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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The museum was all decked out for Christmas and the It's a Wonderful Life festival. The museum had excellent displays and dioramas about the history of the area. The museum is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2015
Joe E
Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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85 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

The museum was all decked out for Christmas and the It's a Wonderful Life festival. The museum had excellent displays and dioramas about the history of the area. The museum is small but packed with loads of information. The staff is friendly and willing to explain and guide you through the museum. Fun place to visit and would recommend stopping... More 

Thank Joe E
New Bern, North Carolina
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342 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
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.

Thank GmaSandra
Mattituck, New York
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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89 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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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86 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 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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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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107 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
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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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

Thank sjmflm
Guildford, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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

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