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Cornwall Brothers Store & Museum

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Address: 36 Market St, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
Phone Number: 315-482-4586
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Hidden History Gem

This is a nice little museum. Woman that greeted me at the door explained about the building and some items to check out. It includes boat/skiff pictures/items, street racing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Sightseer63
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Henrietta, New York
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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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65 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum tells the story of AB in its prime. Was especially interested in seeing the photos of the auto races that were run through the town for a number of years. The history of the boat building was well documented, too. The museum is free, but donations are accepted. You can easily see how it must have been when... More 

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Henrietta, New York
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a nice little museum. Woman that greeted me at the door explained about the building and some items to check out. It includes boat/skiff pictures/items, street racing pictures/video, old time bank vault, phone switchboard and many small old items. Very well laid out, not cluttered. I did not get upstairs though so not sure what is there. Free,... More 

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Chemung, New York
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice museum with interesting exhibits and artifacts of the prime years of Alex Bay. Very interesting and worth the time spent to view what is on display.

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Allegany, New York
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126 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Stopped by while visiting Alexandria Bay. A lot of local history is in the museum. It is free and self guided.

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Ashland, Pennsylvania
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80 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We were looking for something to do while waiting for our boat ride and found this place. It was a very nice Museum full of interesting items from the town and we learned a lot about the history of the area. They are right along the water and had a very nice place to sit and enjoy the ships and... More 

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Alexandria Bay, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We were walking on the new river walk for Alexandria bay and came across this museum...never been in before and was pleasantly surprised by all the local history! Lots of displays with pictures and descriptions. There's two floors so don't miss the second floor..kinda hidden. People there are very friendly!

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Manlius, NY
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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Managed to catch this charming little museum at a moment when the director was present; autumn hours can be understandably erratic before the place closes for the season. That said, this wonderful, solid old building which has seen and now contains a great deal of local history, can offer a nice change of pace for those interested in more than... More 

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Poland , NY USA
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71 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Very pleasantly surprised by this place. We went in solely because it was someplace we'd never noticed on previous visits to A-Bay. Nice exhibits , well laid out and professionally done. Very educational. Very good value. If you have any interest in the historical aspects of the Thousand Island region , you should stop in, and don't forget to make... More 

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New York
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353 reviews
165 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

The docents here were very friendly and talkative. Knew a lot of local history. There was a group of scuba divers right outside the museum who were going down to check out the shipwreck that is right outside the museum (in the river). Lots of activity in the vicinity as well. Great visit, wonderful museum and lots of good information... More 

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Northport, New York
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A small but free museum at the end of Market Street. We were there for Pirates week and they had pirate goody bags for the kids. Museum is worth a look into the local region's history. Budget 30 minutes. The staff was very nice.

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