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Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry

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Address: 89 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, NY
Phone Number: 315-568-1510
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Great little museum in visitors center

Took so long at the Women's Rights National Park that I didn't leave adequate time to explore this little gem. I got there 15 minutes before close, and it was open late for a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
ColumbusChicks
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Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
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Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took so long at the Women's Rights National Park that I didn't leave adequate time to explore this little gem. I got there 15 minutes before close, and it was open late for a visitor's center, 7 p.m. It explains the history of the canal system in the region and has nice displays.

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Thank ColumbusChicks
Brattleboro, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful part of our day in Seneca Falls, NY. We learned so much about the industry and history of the town. The staff was very kind and knowledgeable.

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Thank avaharp
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Good place to start . Gives maps of the area and layout of the various places that are worth visiting while in Seneca Falls. The Museum itself offers a piece of the history and engaging displays about the turn of the century and the changes industry. Men and children as well as woman should find something of interest here. Exit... More 

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Thank ReddyBro
Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

The museum was all decked out for Christmas and the It's a Wonderful Life festival. The museum had excellent displays and dioramas about the history of the area. The museum is small but packed with loads of information. The staff is friendly and willing to explain and guide you through the museum. Fun place to visit and would recommend stopping... More 

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Thank Joe E
New Bern, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

This museum is included in the Seneca Falls Visitor Center. They have a nice diorama of the town in the mid 1800's.

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Mattituck, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Just the kind of quirky small museum we love. Very informative and full of artifacts one doesn't normally see. The dioramas are fascinating. Just be sure to enter on the Fall St side, not the downstairs entrance on the waterfront.

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Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We stopped here for information on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail and found that this was much more than a visitor's center. It had all kinds of exhibits on the Eric Canal and other waterways. There were three levels and the bottom level opened onto the Cayuga-Seneca Canal which was a great surprise. We could walk along the canalway and... More 

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Tunapuna, Trinidad
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The museum displays are well kept and informative, and provides lovely snapshots of how the co-evolution of the waterways and industry shaped towns in the region. Museum staff seemed distracted and unhelpful, though we may just have caught them on a full belly after lunch break. A worthwhile stop if you are interested in history.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This little museum associated with the Visitors Center is well worth a stop. The history of Seneca Falls (from geology to industry) is covered and you will be amazed at how many things were made in this town. The staff/volunteers are very helpful and it is a great start for seeing Seneca Falls. Amazing dioramas showing the changes through the... More 

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St. Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This was a nice, little, FREE museum within walking distance of Barrister's B&B where we stayed. The displays were worth seeing as they told a lot about the history of Seneca Falls and the Finger Lakes region.

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