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Address: West 1st Street Pier 1, Oswego, NY 13126
Phone Number: 315-342-0480
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It's a little awkward to get to, but as long as you can find it, it's worth a trip. Driving out on the pier is kind of neat in itself. Lots of nice historical perspectives on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2015
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Oswego, New York
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Oswego, New York
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64 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

It's a little awkward to get to, but as long as you can find it, it's worth a trip. Driving out on the pier is kind of neat in itself. Lots of nice historical perspectives on the port and shipping on the Great Lakes. Oswego's port was big business in the old days and this museum really brings it to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

I have seen many Marine museums, this is small but has many artifacts that I haven't seen anywhere else. For instance, there is a native canoe carved in wood over 350 years old. The tour of the tugboat is fascinating and it is the only boat I have seen in a museum that has survived the 2nd world war.

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Thank CadErik
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This is a great, modest maritime museum. I have been there on two occasions and enjoyed both visits. They do a nice job of presenting and maintaining the site. It is great for adults and children. It has a lift chair for those unable to make it to the second level on their own. Museums like this make America special.... More 

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Thank JAEK
Oswego, New York
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150 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

This museum is very good. There are a lot of things even though it is not a large space. It is self guided which we like so we can take our time and read all the information things.

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Oroville, California
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Excellent marine history including a tour of a tug. Staff available to answer questions. Building has two floors and requires a set of stairs to view upper level. Also, the LT-5 has multiple levels to tour.

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Thank Lytes2c
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Visited today with my 10 year old son and 2 of his friends. So much history! Lots of great facts! It was a very cool place!

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Thank Jennifer S
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132 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

This is a small museum. After purchasing tickets we were told where to begin our self guided tour. Rooms are dedicated to various maritime themes. There was a room dedicated to lighthouses. The house artist was working on recreating a large painting and took time to explain his process.after completing our tour, we were given a guided tour of the... More 

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North Brookfield, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We had a nice visit to this museum. It was very educational as well as interesting. The museum had a lot of old artifacts from various ships.

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Thank Denise F
York, NY
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33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Interesting and easy to take in for a bit of a local history input. Nice little gift shop, the Navy tugnis pretty cool!

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Thank ronnyvous1
Oswego, New York
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

They have a lot of cool artifacts and stories during your visit. The displays are fantastic. School trips are a great way to introduce this kind of thing to children; and even us adults enjoyed the tour.

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