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Holland Land Office Museum

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Address: 131 W Main St, Batavia, NY 14020-2021
Phone Number: 15853434727
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Holland Land Office Museum is truly Genesee County's Museum. We are...

The Holland Land Office Museum is truly Genesee County's Museum. We are located in the county seat of Batavia, New York and have been serving the community since we originally opened in 1894.

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Stop here; you can learn a lot

There's free parking and free admittance--always a plus. It's not very big, but if you get a guided tour (we had one in the Civil War room) you could learn a lot. The curator is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's free parking and free admittance--always a plus. It's not very big, but if you get a guided tour (we had one in the Civil War room) you could learn a lot. The curator is very amiable and is full of knowledge--she REALLY loves what she is doing. The one problem is, like many other small museums, it doesn't open... More 

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HLOMuseumWNY, Manager at Holland Land Office Museum, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to visit us and post a review of the Holland Land Office Museum for other travelers. I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit and I thank you for your kind words (I do love what I do!!) and we hope that you will stop by again if you are in the area. The museum... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Def. stop by when you are in town. Nice little museum with lots of history. Sits right next to the Tondawanda Creek and a nice walk to the little falls.

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HLOMuseumWNY, Manager at Holland Land Office Museum, responded to this review

We greatly appreciate you taking the time to visit us and post a review of the Holland Land Office Museum for other travelers. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope that you will stop by again if you are in the area. The museum staff is working hard to bring big changes to the museum, as well... More 

Alexandria Bay, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

We had a guided tour and wow! We had the new, young director take us around and he spoke adoringly about the history of the land office and the artifacts and history associated with it! You talk about interesting! This was one of the best little museums I have visited in a long time. The history of Western NY opened... More 

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HLOMuseumWNY, Manager at Holland Land Office Museum, responded to this review

We greatly appreciate you taking the time to visit us and post a review of the Holland Land Office Museum for other travelers. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope that you will stop by again if you are in the area. The museum staff is working hard to bring big changes to the museum, as well... More 

Western New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Our area is full of history. History that should and is being shared at the Holland Land Office in Batavia, NY. Stop in even if you live in the local area. It will be worth your time.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

This is truly a hidden gem and loaded with a nice variety of historical items. Everyone visiting this small city should check this out. I love the cobblestone building.

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Jeffrey F, Museum Director at Holland Land Office Museum, responded to this review

We greatly appreciate you taking the time to visit and post a review of the Holland Land Office Museum for other travelers. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope that you will stop by again if you are in the area. 2016 will bring some big changes to the museum as well as some new exhibits! Thanks... More 

Batavia, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Located right on Main Street, just a mile from thruway exit. Free admission. Loaded with memorabilia, and is right next to the War of 1812 Peace Garden. It is well worth the stop.

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Jeffrey F, Manager at Holland Land Office Museum, responded to this review

We greatly appreciate you taking the time to visit and post a review of the Holland Land Office Museum for other travelers. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope that you will stop by again. 2016 will bring some big changes to the museum as well as some new exhibits! Thanks again, Jeffrey Fischer, Museum Director Katelyn... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This museum is well laid out and has a lot of great artifacts. It is in a magnificent building. A bonus is that they offer lots of info about other attractions in the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Stepping back in time, seeing artifacts of 1800s. Learning from attendants about NYS history, ex how the land was purchased. Our favorite exibit was an authentic jail house complete with bizarre "true stories " of some of its "guests" and their fate.

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North Tonawanda, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I have visited many museums in my time and this is one of my favorites. It is small, consisting of the building constructed around 1815 and several additions. Exhibits are changed periodically and the museum is bright, clean, and well-lit, which is important to me. I especially enjoyed seeing the artifacts related to Joseph Ellicott and Ely Parker, along with... More 

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e.Bethany, ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Beautiful old building, well kept. Excellent staff, wonderful gift shop. Excellent source of history for Western NY.

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