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Thousand Islands Museum

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History Buff's Paradise

If you have any interest in the origins of the area this is a must see. The collection of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Clayton, New York
Excellent local museum

We were anchored in the bay near the museum and I happened to stumble across the museum as I was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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312 James St, Clayton, NY 13624-1012
+1 315-686-5794
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have any interest in the origins of the area this is a must see. The collection of artifacts illustrates the pioneer spirit that formed the Thousand Islands.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were anchored in the bay near the museum and I happened to stumble across the museum as I was going for a walk. It is truly a little gem. There was a young lady from Ottawa working in the museum and I was so...More

Thank kramfors
Reviewed August 2, 2018

We had an amazing visit thanks to a devoted, knowledgeable docent. She truly made the already outstanding representation of historical artifacts and stories come alive. It was a highly memorable experience. Do not miss it.

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Reviewed July 29, 2018

Free and worth visiting. Two floors of history of the area plus a big display of decoy ducks. Knowledgeable individual working the desk.

Thank Allison D
Reviewed July 22, 2018

The lovely ladies who run this small museum are a wealth of knowledge of the area and history. This is a very small museum but definitely worth seeing.

Thank bonnyjourney
Reviewed July 1, 2018

This museum has been lovingly created and is worthwhile to visit. Has wedding gowns of several different eras , washing devices( how about Rinso Blue), school desks with the teacher,fishing apparatus. This museum certainly kept my attention even purchased a St Lawrence tartan scarf.

Thank romakoc
Reviewed June 9, 2018

A local gem for history buffs - Learn about the 1000 Islands when it was the "in" location for the moneyed class and the many fires! The story of the St. Lawrence tartan is a special treat.

1  Thank 199ellynm
Reviewed September 20, 2017

Cultural museums expose us not only to the history of a place, but to the events, people, and places of which the community is most proud. The Thousand Islands Museum accomplishes these purposes admirably. The docent who greeted us was very friendly and welcoming. I...More

Thank Mary J
Reviewed September 14, 2017

Nice place to see some local history. Lots of beautiful decoys on display. Great rainy day stop. Pleasant workers with knowledge of area.

1  Thank sconrad1961
Reviewed September 14, 2017

Small but very cute and worthwhile museum. This museum is for sure a great place to stop while you are walking through all of the other charming shops and restaurants in Clayton New York. We spent one entire day without getting into our car just...More

Thank Jennifer E
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