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“Native American Historic - Authentic”

Ganondagan State Historic Site
Ranked #2 of 16 things to do in Victor
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The new Seneca Art & Culture Center is an interactive, interpretive facility at Ganondagan telling the story of the Seneca and Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) contributions to art, culture and society for more than 2,000 years to the present day. The gift shop features beautiful Seneca and Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) art, jewelry, basketry, clothing, and our heirloom Iroquois White Corn products. A 17th-century bark longhouse replica (open May- Oct) reflects the life of the Seneca people who once lived here. Three marked ethno-botanical and historical trails invite you to walk and learn more about us. Heirloom gardens and fields of native grasses are contemporary reminders of the land's origins. Our festivals and special events share the culture of our people through dance, music, arts, sports, storytelling and other Iroquois traditions. Visit Ganondagan to discover the living culture and natural world of the Seneca people at their historic Town of Peace.
Canandaigua, New York
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“Native American Historic - Authentic”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2012

The bark long house was the destination for the day and we enjoyed the interpreter who was inside. Ronnie told stories and explained the history of the site. Great place to walk and take a family too.

Visited August 2012
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WNewyorker, Public Relations Manager at Ganondagan State Historic Site, responded to this review, September 3, 2012
Thank you so much for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed Ganondagan, and hope to see you back.
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Rochester NY
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“historic”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2012

Went to the annual summer event. Interesting displays, performances. important part of history of the area.

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WNewyorker, Public Relations Manager at Ganondagan State Historic Site, responded to this review, September 3, 2012
Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. Glad you enjoyed your visit during our annual Native American Dance & Music Festival. We hope you can come again for another visit or event.
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“Wi:yoh!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2012

This place is incredibly peaceful, a wonderful place for a walk, relax and enjoy. Any activities Ganandagan has are always fun with lots to learn about "iroquois" culture!

Visited May 2012
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WNewyorker, Public Relations Manager at Ganondagan State Historic Site, responded to this review, September 3, 2012
Thanks for your recent review of Ganondagan on TripAdvisor. We're very appreciative and so glad that our peaceful "essence" came across to you. Hope you come again, and stay tuned for our upcoming programming and events. Feel free to "like" us on FB, too, if you're on.
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Rochester, New York
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“Check Out the Long House”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2012

I recommend coming during one of their events. They have a few annual festivals; food, dance, re-enactments, etc. that are all pretty well done. If you go on a random day there isn't a whole lot to see other than the Long House.

Visited July 2011
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Canandaigua, New York
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“Great place for students and adults”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2012

I have been to this site as a teacher with special needs students and a s an adult. Both times this Native American site for history and learning was a very good experience. Traveled here for their annual festivities in June. Good place to visit and bring visitors to the area.

Visited June 2011
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