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Cornwall Brothers Store & Museum

36 Market St, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607-1301
+1 315-482-4586
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Small place with interesting history

This is a small museum that offers a lot of displayed information about the history of the town... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
wperruna
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Hurley, New York
Great eclectic collection!

If you are looking for an interesting local collection and something unique, stop in and look... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2018
mdkadk
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Potsdam, New York
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“local history” (11 reviews)
“general store” (2 reviews)
“boldt castle” (4 reviews)
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36 Market St, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607-1301
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+1 315-482-4586
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small museum that offers a lot of displayed information about the history of the town from general commerce to boating. A lot of information about the boating industry and even a video on the area you can sit and watch. It's on...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

If you are looking for an interesting local collection and something unique, stop in and look around. Nice place to pick up some seasonal items, and you can leave your hat on!

Thank mdkadk
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

We arrived close to 4 so weren't able to see everything. Its free with a donation if you wish. If you are trying to kill and hour or so I would go here.

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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

If you're interested to find out why Alexandria Bay exists or the boating history of the area you must stop by the Cornwall Store. The original general store (the Amazon shopping of the gilded age) this is a wonderful view of the past. Changing exhibits...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2017

My husband and I really enjoyed this museum. It is quite small, but as long as you show up with realistic expectations, you will thoroughly enjoy your visit. First of all, the price is right -- free or a donation. Second: We only had 90...More

1  Thank mom2girls2016
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

When walking around town we came upon the museum. The original architecture is mostly intact and the building is charming. We were up on the Bay for a boating vacation, so this provided a great kick start to that. The staff was knowledgeable and the...More

Thank Andrew R
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

Stopped by in the late afternoon and fully enjoyed the museum items and local history write ups. Lots of great photos and memorabilia. Outstanding view of Boldt Castle, which is just across the river. While looking out the upstairs windows, we watched huge container ships...More

Thank Happygrandma10
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

A great way to enrich your visit to the region. Full of historical tidbits for history buffs, very friendly staff, and books for sale!

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Reviewed 15 November 2016

Loved this museum and learned a lot about the area. They have done an excellent job with all their displays and there docents are very helpful and knowledgeable.

Thank Buckeye017
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

Cornwall Brothers is a small museum, but it is full of interesting items. My husband and I were escorted around by the gentleman who owns/runs it. There is a lot of Alexandria Bay's history here with everything from collectible decoys to an 1866 bank vault....More

Thank ejplum
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