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Bundy Museum of History and Art

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Address: 127-129 Main Street, Binghamton, NY 13905
Phone Number: (607) 772-9179
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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   Tour the restored 1892 Queen Anne home listed on the National...

   Tour the restored 1892 Queen Anne home listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2011. Learn about the history of the Bundy Manufacturing Company and how it evolved into IBM. Other exhibits include a local art gallery, carriage house, the Southern Tier Broadcaster's Hall of Fame and a 1930's barbershop.

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Dusty Jewel in Binghamton

Very interesting and eclectic venue. Home of the inventor of the time clock which eventually became IBM. Tour guide was outstanding and staff was friendly. House has incredible... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2016
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Skaneateles, New York
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Skaneateles, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Very interesting and eclectic venue. Home of the inventor of the time clock which eventually became IBM. Tour guide was outstanding and staff was friendly. House has incredible woodwork. Also home of (small) Southern Tier Broadcasters Hall of Fame and (small) Twilight Zone Museum. Twilight Zone Museum would be of interest any baby boomer who watched TV as a kid.... More 

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Vestal, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

Bundy was the family which founded the Bundy Time Company which became International Business Machines, IBM. Two houses side by side in fact on the West Side of Binghamton on Main Street where two brothers eventually lived from about 1900 well into the mid 20th Century. Both building filled with era furniture reflecting the lifestyles of the families through the... More 

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Rochester, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

The biggest issue is that we could not even get into the museum during business hours. What happened was beyond frustrating, and inexcusable. First, we went to the museum at 11am, the stated time they open for business. The doors were locked and there was no sign of anyone there. We stood by the front door for about 7 minutes,... More 

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Queens, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The main reason we visited the Bundy Museum was to view the Rod Serling Twilight Zone exhibit. We were pleasantly surprised to be greeted by Janna who gave us a personal tour of the Bundy House. We learned that the home dates back to 1892 where Harlow Bundy resided. Janna gave us insightful and educational information about the history of... More 

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Binghamton, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We got there about 45 minutes before closing time and were wondering if we going to be able to finish. I didn't start out too well, I felt a little like we inconvenienced our docent. However once we got going it was good. He was able to explain the history behind the house and also the story of how they... More 

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Essen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This museum offers you the (nearly) complete interior of a villa from the end of the 19th century. Due to the completeness it gives you a very good impression of the time and the living style. However the original owner, Mr. Bundy has also an important history as one of the originators of IBM. Nevertheless this aspect is not sufficiently... More 

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Guttenberg, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I visited the Bundy Museum and took the full tour about three years ago but I read an article on the internet about the Rod Serling exhibit and, being a huge Serling fan, decided that I just had to see it. The full tour is $7 but you don't have to pay to see the Rod Serling exhibit or any... More 

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Charlotte,NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Great place to visit to get a snapshot of early Binghamton. The house is beautiful and we had a guided tour that gave great insight into the life of the Bundys. My daughter (15)was really impressed and loved the African artifacts that are also on display. We had the guide all to ourselves so we got yo ask as many... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Docent was knowledgeable, friendly, and informative. Tour was enjoyable and informative. Neighborhood was a bit gritty, but fun to explore, nothing to be afraid of.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

This is an absolutely unique museum for the diversity of its exhibits and the architectural beauty of its setting. The tour was wonderfully curated and offered fascinating tidbits about history, art, architecture, and engineering. There is something for almost every interest. Don't miss this tour! We also learned about several events that the museum is host to that we would... More 

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