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In the Footsteps of the Pioneers

Newtown Battlefield

Newtown Battlefield and Sullivan's Monument mark the site of Gen. Sullivan's Revolutionary War victory over the Seneca and British forces. Today a beautiful 330-acre county park, Newtown offers family camping, hiking and picnicking.

Newtown Battlefield, Elmira. 607-732-6067.

Old Fort Niagara

Western New York's colonial legacy lives on at Old Fort Niagara. This 18th century military compound was occupied, in turn, by French, British and colonial troops. Historic builidings date from 1726. Open daily, year-round, Old Fort Niagara features cannon and musket firings, historical re-enactments, 18th century military living demonstrations and archeology programs.

Old Fort Niagara, Fort Niagara State Park, Youngstown. 716-745-7611.

Letchworth Museums

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.

Letchworth State Park

Ganondagan State Historic Site

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.

Ganondagan State Historic Site, Victor, Ontario County. 585-924-5848.




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