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Fenton History Center

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67 Washington St, Jamestown, NY 14701-6697
+1 716-664-6256
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Overpriced Admission

We’re traveling the U.S. going to local history museums and presidential libraries. We’re real... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Feenixwest
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Super Cool Historic Place

Our family loves coming to the Fenton house. It is historic and unique. The building itself is... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
margaretaugusta
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Phoenix, Arizona
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“basement” (6 reviews)
“glimpse” (3 reviews)
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67 Washington St, Jamestown, NY 14701-6697
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+1 716-664-6256
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"hometown"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We’re traveling the U.S. going to local history museums and presidential libraries. We’re real history buffs. We were in and out of this history center in about an hour after paying $10/each. The Fenton House is nicely situated on a hill with ample parking. After...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Our family loves coming to the Fenton house. It is historic and unique. The building itself is beautiful and the grounds are nicely kept. It is like a museum but one in which kids want to come because of all of the interesting twists and...More

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Reviewed November 10, 2017

Exhibits highlight the history of Jamestown, and it always has the feel of stepping into the past. It’s particularly beautiful for the Christmas exhibition.

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Reviewed November 2, 2017

This is a museam that is dedicated to the roots of jamestown life. It is a great place to take a field trip for children. We have taken fifth graders, and had a very enjoyable, enlightening experience!

Thank rosemary h
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Reviewed September 8, 2017

The level of detail that goes into each room with it's historical artifact's makes you feel as if you have been transported back in time. From attic to basement, you won't find any corner that isn't bursting with history. The Christmas exhibit is one that...More

Thank cindyp635
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Reviewed July 4, 2017

great venue for genealogists, with many volunteers to help, which is my main reason for joining. have not had time to avail myself yet, but everyone was so helpful. beautiful mansion, with many projects and influences for the area.

Thank Anthony G
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Reviewed June 26, 2017 via mobile

We were in Jamestown to visit Lucille Balls hometown. And decided to check out the history of Jamestown itself ---and what better place than Fenton History center and museum . The Fenton mausoleum is in Lakeview Cemetery. We visited it there as we visited Lucille...More

Thank Becky123q
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Reviewed March 17, 2017

My husband and I have visited the Fenton History Center twice. Each time the staff and house were amazing. We have visited a lot of historic homes and this one allows visitors more access than most. Visitors can go from the basement to the rooftop...More

Thank Anita W
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Reviewed March 16, 2017

If you like antiques and history this is a must see. Several rooms are set up as they were in the days of the Fenton family. There are revolving displays that also come in. I especially was fastenated with the antique button display and the...More

Thank Lori G
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Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

Took advantage of Doors Open Jamestown and visited the Fenton again. Love stopping in every few years. Beautiful mansion with so much history. My favorite time to go is at Christmas time.

Thank marcy333
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