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“Extremely informative” 5 of 5 stars
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Chapman Historical Museum
348 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY 02801
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Ranked #8 of 13 Attractions in Glens Falls
Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Extremely informative”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I loved the information shared by our guide and how knowledgeable she was. We found out a lot about the area that we did not already know.

Visited June 2013
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Asheville, North Carolina
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65 reviews 65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Rainy Day option for Glens Falls”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

The hoped for sunny, mild spring day didn't quite work out in April, but we found this museum on tripadvisor as a Plan B. The museum is formed around the actual house that a prominent Glens Falls family lived in with the house set as it was in 1900. Self tour, including going up the sweeping elegant staircase to the bedrooms and an old bathroom with modern plumbing of the day. Not sure how seniors negotiated the 'bend' in the stairs near the top. Where the railing is on the left, the stairs become very narrow in the 'bend' so be careful coming down. You could skip going upstairs if safer and still enjoy the rest of the museum. Beautiful furnishings and accessories. An exhibit offering very early photos taken by Seneca Ray Stoddard is fascinating, with some magnified many times and displayed on the walls so that much detail is visible of carriages, bicycles, clothing etc. Very helpful lady at the desk has a myriad of stories and details to add, so allow time to listen - it is worth it to enjoy her experiences. Changing exhibits also offered.

Visited April 2014
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Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
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13 attraction reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“A gem of a museum for history lovers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The Chapman can be overlooked by people visiting Glens Falls or Lake George. But they shouldn't! This regional history museum has interesting changing exhibits on various history topics. In addition, they have a lovely restored Victorian home that shows what life was like for a middle class family in the late Victorian era in Glens Falls. Centrally located next to downtown, you can combine your visit with lunch or dinner at one of the many fine restaurants in the revitalized downtown. It's worth a visit!

Visited January 2014
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