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Heritage Village of the Southern Finger Lakes

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Address: 73 W Pulteney St, Corning, NY 14830-2212 (Formerly Benjamin Patterson Inn Museum)
Phone Number: +1 607-937-5281
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Step into history at the Heritage Village of the Southern Finger...

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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Nice Unexpected Find

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Medina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

I came here expecting living history as they promote themselves as that. There was no living history when I visited, but they do have a very knowledgeable tour staff who are very well educated about the regional history, and each of the structures are well preserved.

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Queensbury, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a most interesting afternoon touring this historical piece of Corning History. Our guide Barbara was extremely interesting and explained in great detail how life was for the early settlers. We considered our visit a highlight of our recent trip to the area. We highly recommend anyone interested in local history visiting this gem! The staff is extremely helpful... More 

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Corning,NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

This was a well presented snapshot of history in the Finger Lakes region of New York. Care was placed in the exhibit to make sure that it was historically correct. The curators and actors really gave you an informed oral presentation of life during the 19th century in the area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016

Attended a craft beer expo on the grounds and the volunteers for the village were exhibiting various items and food. The volunteers were quite knowledgeable and were willing to answer any questions. I do not know if there is normally a charge since we were actually attending another event there.

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Franklin, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2016

Small but nice history park, buildings, etc. Authentic Inn from way back when Corning was wilderness. Good history lesson. Nice knowledgeable staff.We were glad we stopped.

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Wescosville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2015

This series of buildings represent a real neat way to see the region's past. The people who run it and give the tours are really wonderful. You can see they love what they do. They started us off by letting us picnic on the benches in the yard by the one room schoolhouse. The blacksmith shop has some great tools... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2015

There is not much I can add about the buildings that other visitors have not mentioned before. However, I want to share our experience of a very special visit with other Tripadvisor readers. I came to Corning on a tour bus, and after encountering the usual throngs of tourists and school children at the Corning Glass Museum, the Heritage Village... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

Great attraction in Corning. Take it in with the glass museum and Rockwell Museum for good day. Shown around by keen and well informed volunteer guide. Mostly reconstructed buildings but very well done. Worth the admission price

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Oswego, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2015

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... More 

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