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Address: 67 Washington Street, Jamestown, NY 14701
Phone Number: (716) 664-6256
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If you are passing through Jamestown, and only have time for a few stops, or no time for stops, I would highly suggest making time for this.The Fenton always has new events going... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2016
Dylyn S
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Jamestown, New York

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Jamestown, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

If you are passing through Jamestown, and only have time for a few stops, or no time for stops, I would highly suggest making time for this.The Fenton always has new events going on as well as changes to exhibits. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly.The Fenton also runs a research center. I feel that there is something for... More 

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Ann Arbor, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

This was a very enjoyable museum with a great variety of historical collections. There is a super Lucille Ball exhibit since this is her hometown. It was a great introduction to the area's rich history!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

This is a great museum that really gives you a glimpse of days gone by and the culture that made Jamestown. Governor Fenton lived in this beautiful home it is definitely worth a stop!

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Jamestown, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Anyone wanting to know about the early days in Jamestown will find it @The Fenton Museum. Three floors of history in a beautiful building. And for those interested in researching ancestors, not only in Chautauqua County but in many New England States, may find answers in the Hall Research Center on the grounds of Fenton. Well worth a visit &... More 

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Thank June P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Enjoyed touring this building - the former home of Governor Fenton. From basement to the very top - they have done a wonderful job at presenting life in earlier times of Jamestown, NY.

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Jamestown, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

The Fenton History Center is located in the center of the city and has a large museum showcasing many interesting facets about the early history of Jamestown and the surrounding area from the Civil War era to modern day. Spending an hour or more just looking at the displays is a very easy thing to do. They also have a... More 

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Shelburne, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Popped in for a quick visit and would have to recommend the visitor's information staff for helpfulness. The gift shop offered wonderful treasures, too. The grounds are a lovely shady place to stretch the legs after a long drive.

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Lockport, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The self guided tour was alright. The collection of artifacts was interesting especially the room about death. They talked about how people of the 1800's dealt with death. There also was a nice exhibit of Chautauqua Lake and it's history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

They have a lot of displays and history in this house/museum. There's a nice tribute to Lucille Ball. A lot of artifacts from The Civil War and World War I and wrenches from The Crescent Tool Company. They have display cases with old toys in them. There are a lot of stairs to the different levels of the house and... More 

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Willoughby, OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The beautiful main parlor was both a like and a dislike. It was so hard to see with the dim lighting, and I wanted to be able to appreciate all the furnishings and decoration -- but I was impressed when the staff member explained that was the level of lighting the original gaslight fixture would have provided. Do be sure... More 

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