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Museums and Historic Sites in the Genesee Valley/Letchworth area.

Clara Barton House, Dansville, Livingston County

In August 1881, Clara Barton, Civil War heroine, formed the first local chapter of the American Red Cross in Dansville, Livingston County. Barton and Dansville society members spearheaded the first disaster relief undertaken by the American Red Cross by aiding victims of a Michigan forest fire. Clara Barton Chapter #1 of the American Red Cross. 585-335-3500.

Holland Land Office Museum, Batavia, Genesee County

It all began at the Holland Land Office, an 1815 building where the 3 million acres of Western New York lands were surveyed and sold. Exhibits range from prehistoric mastodon bones and 19th century military equipment to furniture, clothing and various household goods. 585-343-4727.

Letchworth Museums, Castile, Wyoming County

Letchworth State Park is home to many sites of interest to students of colonial times. A statute of Mary Jamison, "The White Woman of the Genesee" is located near an Indian Council House and an authentic Seneca Long House. The park also features an excellent collection of early artifacts at The William Pryor Letchworth Museum , 585-493-2760.

Tired Iron Tractor Museum, Cuylerville, Livingston Co.

Once you've visited a busy farm, you might wonder where all the hard-working farm equipment goes when it's brought in from the pasture, so to speak. A visit to the Tired Iron Tractor Museum in Cuylerville, Livingston County, will answer your question. 585-382-9736.

More Museums

LeRoy House Museum, LeRoy, Genesee County. 585-768-7433.

Museum of Ceramic Art at Alfred, Alfred, Allegany County. 607-871-2421.


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