Heritage Village of the Southern Finger Lakes

Heritage Village of the Southern Finger Lakes

Heritage Village of the Southern Finger Lakes
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Step into history at the Heritage Village of the Southern Finger Lakes. Visit the historic Patterson Inn, a 1796 frontier tavern, 1850s log cabin, 1878 one room schoolhouse, 1870s blacksmith shop, and interactive barn exhibit, all furnished to depict their original use. While in season walk through the herb garden and heirloom vegetable garden. See the website for additional exhibits, demonstration dates, and events.
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BufBills2020
Corning, NY363 contributions
Family
While in Corning, in addition to the world renowned Corning Museum of Glass, both the very nearby Benjamin Patterson Inn and Rockwell Museum of Western Art are well worthwhile seeing.

The also proximate Finger Lakes are most scenic, with lots of side trip options.
Written August 13, 2014
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Thomas C
Binghamton, NY260 contributions
We didn't actually get a chance to do the tour. I still wanted to write a review to maybe save someone else from our problem. The day we were there (a Thursday during the summer) they only ran tours every 2 hours and we get there about 40 minutes after the previous tour. We weren't going to hang around for 90 minutes waiting for the next tour. If this tour is something you want to do, make sure to check the times they are sending out tours. The sign said that you had to go on a tour guide-led tour.
Written August 16, 2019
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Lori T
Long Island, NY9 contributions
Couples
We visited the Heritage Village during the 1st week of December 2015. Very inexpensive, wonderful place. The 4 buildings include an inn built in 1796, a log cabin from 1855, a 1 room schoolhouse from 1878, & a blacksmith shop from the 1870's. When I called ahead I was told the tour would take about 45 minutes. We ended up with an incredible docent who spent 2 hours with us. She was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. This museum has some items in it that we have not seen in any other historic museums.
Written December 12, 2016
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Cassie S
Corning, NY10 contributions
Family
We have enjoyed going to the Benjamin Patterson Inn with our kids. Their museum is a true to life representation of yesteryear. With a working blacksmith shop and a one room school house, families get a peek into what life was like. Definitely go during Wingblinger at the beginning of September!
Written July 22, 2014
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Ricmar60
Lansdale, PA1,047 contributions
A few minutes away from downtown Corning, this little area was a nice stop. Admission was very inexpensive. There are a few buildings to see, a blacksmith shop, one room school house, a cabin, and on old inn, which was very interesting. A nice way to spend an hour if you are in the area.
Written August 3, 2017
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gimlinoe01
Medina5 contributions
Couples
When we came to Corning, we did not expect to find living history going on right across the street from our hotel. It was a living history weekend when we were there and it was awesome to see the reenactors and the different things going on. Being history buffs it was so cool to talk to the different people along the way. Thank you for bringing history to life!
Written November 13, 2016
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cwhitmarsh
Oswego, NY87 contributions
This historic inn was right across the street from our hotel, which was the only way we knew it was there. We saw no advertising in any of the tourist pamphlet displays. We are SO glad we stopped, because this was an excellent venue. The inn itself is very well preserved, and our tour guide was the best we've ever toured with. There is also a one room schoolhouse and a one room cabin on the property. A must see.
Written June 25, 2015
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ALtravelingNY
Westchester County, NY19 contributions
Couples
This museum is actually a collection of old, restored buildings. The main museum building is an 18th Century tavern/inn. The site also has a log cabin, barn and school house. All the buildings are very well maintained. My husband and I went to the Benjamin Patterson Inn Museum on the day before Thanksgiving and it was snowing and cold in Corning, but the very knowledgeable tour guide gave us a wonderful tour. The tour guide was really great; nice, friendly and informative. This is a fun place to visit and see some American history.
Written December 2, 2014
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Joan F
Pittsford, NY4 contributions
Couples
Well informed guides. It is well worth the visit. The guides we had was excellent and really enjoyed sharing the history of the region. The children who were in the group felt very comfortable asking questions.
Written May 30, 2013
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Jaws4444
Westminster, MD28 contributions
Family
The village was great but our tour guide Tom is what made the place come alive. We took our grandkids who were totally enthralled with it for an hour and a half. It was positively fascinating!
Written May 7, 2019
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We're delighted to hear that you and your family had such a great time and really appreciate your visit and positive feedback. I'll be sure that Tom knows how much you enjoyed his tour!
Written May 16, 2019
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