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Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry

Address: 89 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, NY
Phone Number: 315-568-1510
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Ranked #7 of 11 Attractions in Seneca Falls
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Webster, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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Lees Summit, MO
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

When we went, they had the Wonderful Life Festival celebrities connected with the film signing autographs and selling keepsake items one floor down from the Museum's main floor which gave everyone plenty of room and eliminated the problem in past years at other places of a cold wind blowing in because the line stretched outside. Besides the stairway, there is... More 

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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32 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Interesting little museum about the local history. Great displays about the manufacturing and waterway history of Seneca Falls. The greatest thing about this museum was the staff. When we visited they had a lot of brochures about the attractions in town and surrounding area. The woman we spoke to was very friendly and provided a vast amount of information about... More 

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Dover, New Hampshire
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194 attraction reviews
1,166 helpful votes 1,166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry has some interesting exhibits of tools and machinery, especially on the lower level. It is a place to learn about the New York State Canal System. Seneca Falls Locks CS2 and CS3, a waterways place on the Cayuga-Seneca Canal which is near the Elizabeth Cady Stanton House at 32 Washington Street. This is... More 

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Livingston, New Jersey
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7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We happen to wonder into the Museum and were delighted with the information and displays that were shown- we had fun trying to guess what some of the objects in the front window were used as. Our questions were answered with knowledge and enthusiasm- this whole area of New York is a hidden gem- with so much history it is... More 

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Healdsburg
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We did not know anything about the Erie Canal before our visit. We would love to take a trip on the Canal.

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Massachusetts
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187 reviews 187 reviews
39 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Our visit here was made even more enjoyable by the wonderful people of Seneca Falls who made us feel very welcome. It was a cold, rainy day so we had time to read and look at the many interesting exhibits. This is a great place to start your day in Seneca Falls.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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471 reviews 471 reviews
309 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

This museum is a fascinating place to visit with some exciting displays. The staff were very helpful and attentive which all added to our enjoyable visit.

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Massachusetts
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118 reviews 118 reviews
53 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I stopped at the Seneca Museum for tourist information and left an hour later! Seneca Falls has a unique place in America's growth. Their collection of antique irons was extensive from charcoal to heavy weights. Next, I came across the history of pumps from wooden to cast iron all made in Seneca Falls. If you ever spun the world globe... More 

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Lake Ronkonkoma, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

The museum provides a thorough history of the local waterways and industry. The dioramas were great and the staff was extremely knowledgeable about their history.

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