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Museums and Historic Sites in the Western Finger Lakes

Ganondagan Historic Site, Victor, Ontario County

Once the site of a vibrant 17th century Seneca settlement, Ganondagan was attacked and destroyed by the French in 1687. After the battle, Ganondagan went into a 300-year decline. Today, the state historic site is a vital link to early Native American culture and history. Its 277 acres include three walking trails: Our Mother Trail, the Trail of Peace and the Granary Trail, which detail Seneca history, medicine and oral tradition. 585-924-5848.

Granger Homestead, Canandaigua, Ontario County

The Granger Homestead & Carriage Museum is a grand, yellow Jeffersonian mansion built by Gideon Granger, postmaster general for Presidents Jefferson and Madison. Built in 1816, it is filled with authentic period furnishings belonging to the Granger family. The nearby carriage barn houses WNY's largest carriage collection, dating from 1800 to the mid-1930s.585-394-1472.

Wireless Radio Museum , East Bloomfield, Ontario Co.

One of only three radio museums in the United States, the AWA Wireless Radio Museum is devoted to wireless communication history. Exhibits include a 1925 radio department featuring complete receivers and original parts still in their boxes. The evolution of the television set is explained in a display of early sets. 585-657-6260.

Women's Rights National Park, Seneca Falls, Seneca Co.

Seneca Falls is home to the Women's Rights National Historic Park , 136 Fall St. 315-568-2991. Includes remains of Wesleyan Methodist Chapel where first conference was held, the Elizabeth Cady Stanton House on Washington Street (daily tours) and the M'Clintock House in Waterloo. Also in Seneca Falls is the National Women's Hall of Fame, 76 Fall St. 315-568-8060.

More Museums

National Women's Hall of Fame, 76 Fall St. Seneca Falls, Seneca County 315-568-8060.

Rose Hill Mansion & Mike Weaver Drain Tile Museum, Geneva. 315-789-3848.

Seneca Falls Historical Society, 55 Cayuga St. 315-568-8412.

Urban Cultural Park, Seneca Falls. 315-568-2703.

Valentown Museum, Victor, Ontario County 585-924-2645.

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