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Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry

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Address: 89 Fall St, Seneca Falls, NY 13148-1408
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+1 315-568-1510
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
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A pleasant surprise

We stopped in here on Mother's Day 2017 - after a beautiful day of walking on the Ludovico Sculpture Trail & some geocaching. The museum is housed w/ the Seneca Falls Visitor... read more

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Canandaigua, New York
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Canandaigua, New York
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in here on Mother's Day 2017 - after a beautiful day of walking on the Ludovico Sculpture Trail & some geocaching. The museum is housed w/ the Seneca Falls Visitor Center on the main thoroughfare. It was very informative - nice exhibits. We were very surprised at how many businesses used to be based in Seneca Falls!! The... More 

Thank DownEast47
Wellsboro, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

This free museum was chock-full of great things to see and learn, from history of the town/canal, to Overall history of Finger Lakes, to manufacturing history of local industries-- the water pump, ruler factory and much more. Women's rights museum and hall of fame are across the street. This is right on the main street. And the man at the... More 

Thank Tom W
Seneca Falls, New York
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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

This museum is small, but has much to offer. It is really informative and laid out very well. You'll be amazed at some of the information it provides.

Thank Yaketty56
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

I wouldn't drive out of my way to have visited here, but since I had come to see women''s rights things, I went across the street to see this...nice exhibits and signs...of this town and the area....

1 Thank Scouternurse S
New York City, New York
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67 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

This is a pleasant stop when walking around downtown Seneca Falls (Bedford Falls - from It's A Wonderful Life). The displays are informative and well laid out and the staff are very helpful!

Thank GFish4
Simsbury, CT
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45 reviews
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Reviewed 17 December 2016

People like me, who have never been to the Finger Lakes Region, will be impressed. Still an active railroad area. The canals are now traveled by locs, Wonderful 1800 daily life articles are on display. Really enjoyed the festive Gingerbread House Competition Display during the IAWL 70th anniversary weekend.

Thank hobbittravel
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51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Great for adults and children. Wonderful displays. Nice variety. Very informative. Very interesting and it's free! Do not miss this little gem. A little gift shop as well.

Thank Debbie K
Dansville, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Seneca Falls' Museum of Waterways and Industry tells the all-too-familiar story of nearly all of Upstate New York's once-bustling villages, as seen through Seneca Falls' particular historical perspective. The exhibits have been well-researched, and documented with many historical photographs. Seneca Falls is unique for its place in women's history and equal rights movements, but it is typical in its place... More 

Thank Larry H
Buffalo, New York
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27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

This museum and visitors center was very nice. The people working were very friendly. Lot of local industrial history.

Thank CJTom
Denver, CO
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49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

This museum is in the town's visitor center. It explains much about the fascinating history of the Erie and other canals, which are still in use today. No admission charge, helpful staff. It has 3 floors, the lowest allows you to go out to the canal behind the building.

1 Thank Beekeeperjudge

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