After many, many years, I had to join the museum. IF you remember that this was nothing but a warehouse type building prior to the founder's interest in creating a museum dedicated to the maritime history of Oswego, you will be impressed. As a member, I get to go as often as I want in a year, and I DO! I also get a discount at the shoppe. But mostly, I get to take advantage of a lot of the wonderful activities such as the Canal Days weekend lectures. I get to visit the tall ships when they stop over in Oswego for a couple of days. And so many, many more things besides jus the displays.
For visitors who stop just for the displays, maybe a bit underwhelming when COMPARING to large city museums (with a lot more money). But considering how short a time this museum has been active, it has developed into one of the best small museums in the state! Maybe even the nation. And why you will want to go more than once a year!