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Jefferson County History

While the building is getting old and in need to repair, the history of the building and the... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
kevinbP1649CQ
Small, but well preserved and interesting

We always try to visit the local museums whenever we hit a new place. This was in the downtown a... read more

Reviewed April 11, 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

The building houses antique furnishings, fashions and so much more, including a saltine cracker dating back to the Civil War.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Nancy S
Reviewed October 22, 2018

We visited the museum while in Watertown last weekend. First off, the Paddock Mansion (which houses the museum) is a very interesting piece of architecture. The exhibits inside were small but well detailed with interesting tidbits of history. The staff were very pleasant. Make sure...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Brian V
Reviewed August 6, 2018

While the building is getting old and in need to repair, the history of the building and the exhibits is everything that is good about the area.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank kevinbP1649CQ
Reviewed April 11, 2018

We always try to visit the local museums whenever we hit a new place. This was in the downtown a short walk from the Best Western hotel where we stayed. We were through it in less than an hour but the architecture of the building...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank JeffO_Can
Reviewed August 27, 2017

I would of never known this was here, but my daughter lives in the area. I like being able to walk around at your own pace, not a guided tour. Besides the house, they had a garden, barn and old school house you could walk...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Jean H
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

This is an old fashion style museum with a beautiful garden. Watertown New York was once one of the wealthiest cities in the USA. Visit this museum and learn all about it.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Elayne L
Reviewed June 7, 2017 via mobile

It was okay. A lot of stuff there about the suffrage movement which was cool. Not anything I would go out if my way to see.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank WVherd82
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Six dollars to get in very well worth it beautiful mansion filled with history great. Garden school house barn and log cabin out back staff was very polite and very helpful we spent two hours there and enjoyed every minute would definitely go back great...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Joe R
Reviewed August 26, 2016

This is an opportunity to see 17th, 18th, 19th century views of life. A mansion, a school house, log cabin and barn full of horse carriages and antique car. A wonderful potpourri of early America. One suggestion is to have railings at the school house...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Marty C
Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

The house has interesting gardens and displays inside. Lots of local history and the one room school house is good...the staff was rude and seemed most uninterested in answering our questions. Really?? Isn't that what it is about? Could be a good site, but rudeness...More

Date of experience: October 2015
3  Thank Shawn H
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