Chapman Historical Museum
Chapman Historical Museum
4.5
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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 - 4:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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LadyHarriet
Wolfeboro, NH21 contributions
Jan 2014 • Friends
The Chapman can be overlooked by people visiting Glens Falls or Lake George. But they shouldn't! This regional history museum has interesting changing exhibits on various history topics. In addition, they have a lovely restored Victorian home that shows what life was like for a middle class family in the late Victorian era in Glens Falls. Centrally located next to downtown, you can combine your visit with lunch or dinner at one of the many fine restaurants in the revitalized downtown. It's worth a visit!
Written March 26, 2014
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Bah715
Glens Falls, NY258 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
Small interactive museum, really enjoyed the current exhibit on personal effects, guess what this item was used for, women in the work place, and sitting thumbing through old Glens Falls High school yearbooks. I am glad we are more politically in 2019!

They have a great collection of books for sale and love seeing all the local authors books available!

The $5 admission is certainly a great trade for your couple of hours of entertainment!
Written February 18, 2019
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MikeyBoy12804
Queensbury, NY252 contributions
Dec 2017 • Couples
This is a much improved local museum that has two really good things going for
it. They have a permanent exhibit that generally covers standard local history ( prominent local persons, places and events) and then from time to time changing exhibits of local interest. This museum is quite well done.
Written December 25, 2017
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vagardenwriter
Roanoke, VA43 contributions
Sep 2017 • Solo
My last visit to this museum was two decades ago. What was once a small local history museum has evolved into an accessible treasury of information about Glens Falls, Queensbury and the southern part of the Adirondacks. About half of Stoddard's turn-of-the-century albumin prints of the Adirondacks and the Glens Falls area, his home base, was kept here.

My reason for this most recent visit was to see the Stoddard exhibit, which rotated out September 30, "Water and Light: S. R. Stoddard's Photo's of Lake George." This was a delightful and educational exhibit worthy of that which one might find in a big-city museum.

There are also a small selection of Stoddard's photos on display in the Stoddard Room. An online data base, accessible through the Museum's home page, of Stoddard's photos is available as well as the opportunity to purchase museum-quality reproductions of his photos.

Displays of and artifacts from the surrounding area are presented with an emphasis on the lives and times of the houses' original owners. The online data base also permits Random Accession of Museum objects to learn about what is available before or after a visit.

Off-street, no-cost parking is available behind the museum off Bacon Street. Entrance to Reception and Gift Shop is either from the parking lot or from Glen Street. The Gift Shop contains a superb collection of local history books as well as community church cookbooks for sale.
Written October 2, 2017
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Linda M
Wolfeboro, NH86 contributions
Dec 2016 • Couples
We visited Lake George the week before Christmas and were pleased to find some of the museums were actually open year round. We chose Chapman Historical Museum and experienced a delightful visit. The woman behind the counter was friendly and knowledgeable. The exhibits were well presented and informative. There was even a place to hang our coats so we didn't have to carry or wear them while inside the museum. We loved the exhibit on The Chronicle (the local paper), its hometown pride quite evident. The home was beautifully decorated in a Scottish Christmas theme. Well done!
Written December 26, 2016
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Maria J
South Glens Falls, NY28 contributions
Jan 2016 • Family
Many years ago The chapman museum put out a cookbook which was put together by a plethora of locals. I lost this most loved cookbook in a house fire quite a few years ago. I have missed a specific recipe that I just could not recreate without that book. So I called them and mentioned the entire story. They had a box of books in the back somewhere and they took one out for me. When I got there with my money in my hand they would not take it as they were happy to provide me with my most cherished cookbook. I put the money in their tip jug and I could not say enough about that quaint little museum.
Written December 7, 2016
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uostatechef
Saratoga622 contributions
Oct 2014 • Friends
This is a lovely home, as it would have been equipped circa 1900. It's a bit like snooping through someone's house while they're out because you can easily imagine that people still live there. The dining room table is set and ready for dinner. I took my mother there and she loved seeing familiar bits from her early childhood. Old bathrooms and kitchens are always fascinating and the splendor of the era is readily evident. At one time, Glens Falls had the highest concentration of millionaires in the country. The docent knew her local history and was very happy to answer questions. The place is well kept and has a small but nice gift shop. If you're in the area on vacation and hit a rainy day, go to the Chapman, LARAC, and then the Hyde, which are all nearby, for a very lovely day.
Written December 9, 2014
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Deb H
Houston TX19 contributions
May 2014 • Couples
the docent had wonderful way of explaining everything. Hubby is antique lover so she was able to show him several items that he had no idea what they were. It was really nice museum of a home. Dishes in dining room were beautiful!
Written June 15, 2014
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Nora S
Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States43 contributions
Jun 2013 • Friends
I loved the information shared by our guide and how knowledgeable she was. We found out a lot about the area that we did not already know.
Written May 31, 2014
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Cynthia L
Asheville, NC214 contributions
Apr 2014 • Friends
The hoped for sunny, mild spring day didn't quite work out in April, but we found this museum on tripadvisor as a Plan B. The museum is formed around the actual house that a prominent Glens Falls family lived in with the house set as it was in 1900. Self tour, including going up the sweeping elegant staircase to the bedrooms and an old bathroom with modern plumbing of the day. Not sure how seniors negotiated the 'bend' in the stairs near the top. Where the railing is on the left, the stairs become very narrow in the 'bend' so be careful coming down. You could skip going upstairs if safer and still enjoy the rest of the museum. Beautiful furnishings and accessories. An exhibit offering very early photos taken by Seneca Ray Stoddard is fascinating, with some magnified many times and displayed on the walls so that much detail is visible of carriages, bicycles, clothing etc. Very helpful lady at the desk has a myriad of stories and details to add, so allow time to listen - it is worth it to enjoy her experiences. Changing exhibits also offered.
Written April 28, 2014
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  • Tue - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


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