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Historic Palmyra Museum

132 Market St, Between E. Main Street and Erie Canal, Palmyra, NY 14522-1136
+1 315-597-6981
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Photographed my way through

An amazing historic site packed with objects of the past. I was engaged to photograph some of these... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Rochester, New York
via mobile
Fantastic Tour!

We had a wonderful time and that was in large part due to the knowledge and attention of our... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Holly M
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HISTORIC PALMYRA is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated preserving the history and architectural heritage of Palmyra, New York. Once known as the "Queen of Erie Canal towns," Palmyra boasts an astonishing array of architecture, ranging from the early 1800's to Victorian era grandeur. Historic Palmyra's mission is to save the history of Palmyra and vicinity through the preservation of architecture, artifacts, and archives. Historic Palmyra teaches and educates through the five museums and their collections. This mission is served primarily through the operation of five unique museums, welcoming thousands of visitors each year... Hours: 10:30-4:30 Tues-Sat May-October 11:00-4:00 Tues-Thurs November-April
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132 Market St, Between E. Main Street and Erie Canal, Palmyra, NY 14522-1136

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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

An amazing historic site packed with objects of the past. I was engaged to photograph some of these items and especially the dresses and dolls. Both floors are overflowing with history. My photos were not on my iPhone so you will have to visit to...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

We had a wonderful time and that was in large part due to the knowledge and attention of our personal tour guide, who completed the entire tour with us. All the buildings are within easy walking distance of one another. Kristy was extremely knowledgeable, very...More

Thank Holly M
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

This was the first museum we went through with our trail pass. It is a neat old building, that was moved to its current site. We had a guide that took us around the house and told us stories of significance. It was pretty interesting....More

Thank Thedevelopingimage
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Historic Palmyra's 5 Museums are packed with history! There is so much to see in every building, not to mention all 5 of them! The tour guides are very knowledgeable and provide a personalized experience. It is a great stop to learn about the history...More

Thank Kristy A
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

We spent the day wandering around palmyra, and went on the historic museum tour. It was a great bargain. ..5 museums for $10. Part of why it was so nice was that we were given a private tour. We were allowed to take as much...More

Thank Mary C
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

The history of this town is just amazing not to be out done by the amazing curator who is great with adults and kids alike. Not being a history buff she certainly educated me on a vast many things I never knew about the town....More

Thank Rob H
Reviewed 16 August 2016

It is obvious that the people of Palmyra care a great deal about their town and it's history. Erie Canal, printing, private citizens, fire department, police officers, urban renewal, 19th century, military, dolls, fire, voting, religion...just a few of the topics covered. We spent several...More

Thank MabelMcGillicutty
Reviewed 16 July 2016

The Museum actually encompasses five separate buildings that we purchased and restored by the Palmyra Historical Society. For a nominal admission price ($6 adult, $4 teenager) we were treated to tons of local history - some that bordered on trivial but some quite significant. The...More

Thank VeronicaFitz
Reviewed 21 January 2016

This is an incredible collection of history from the area. The volunteers work tirelessly to keep the collection in good shape. Especially interesting is the Phelps store which is like time capsule and the shopkeeper's apartment above the store. If you are in Palmyra, don't...More

Thank Andhouse
Reviewed 1 November 2015

very interesting, good for the family, you can learn a lot about History, free parking ,staff was great.

Thank carolyn w
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