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Bundy Museum of History and Art

129 Main St, Binghamton, NY 13905-2742
+1 607-772-9179
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Lovely house, fascinating history

We visited in June with two friends who used to work for IBM but were unaware of the history of the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Melissa B
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Deposit, New York
A beautiful museum with an amazingly diverse curation of items

Every time I go to the Bundy I find something new. It is the most eclectic museum I have ever... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2018
Lisa M
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Tour the restored 1892 Queen Anne home listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Learn about the history of the Bundy Manufacturing Company and how it evolved into IBM. Exhibits include a local art gallery, time clock history exhibit, the Southern Tier Broadcaster's Hall of Fame, Rod Serling Archive room, and a vintage barbershop. The museum also offers a community darkroom and photo lab, photography gallery, and community radio at WBDY-LP 99.5 FM.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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129 Main St, Binghamton, NY 13905-2742
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+1 607-772-9179
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited in June with two friends who used to work for IBM but were unaware of the history of the company and how it all got started in Binghamton. Thorough and fascinating tour of the lovely house and exhibits. Rod Serling Twilight Zone display...More

Thank Melissa B
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Janna R, General Manager at Bundy Museum of History and Art, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit, Melissa, and the cudos to our wonderful volunteers! Your feedback is much appreciated.

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

Every time I go to the Bundy I find something new. It is the most eclectic museum I have ever visited. It is sooo beautiful with it's original woodwork details. I love the Rod Serling display, which allows me to peruse old props and look...More

Thank Lisa M
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Janna R, Director of Development at Bundy Museum of History and Art, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Thank you for visiting, and for your thoughtful review, Lisa! We're happy that you enjoy all that the museum offers; it is truly a special place.

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

Budy's is an interesting little museum, fascinating for Binghamton history. If you can get a personal guided tour, go for it! They offer free First Friday nights, and are worth a visit any time. I hope they grow and thrive-- they are a wonderful addition...More

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Janna R, Public Relations Manager at Bundy Museum of History and Art, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Thanks for your visit, Liz! It's people like you who take the time to leave such thoughtful reviews that help the Bundy get a little more attention :) Thank you!

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

The house, built about 1890s, is now a museum of the times. Very beautiful and interesting and a guide will help you with the facts. There is a lot to see and it is all worth the time to experience this. Built by the man...More

1  Thank Roberta S
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

I visited this little historic house today and was very excited by it! It is a little gem! The outside of the house is unique. Getting into the front door, the great wood trimming is beautiful! The wall paper is not made of paper. It...More

1  Thank Yonghua W
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

The old house is beautifully furnished, and a guided tour gives you a great history of the place and its original owner, as well as of the neat display of time punch machines,which in themselves are works of art.In the ballroom they sometimes have art...More

1  Thank DEP3
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

This is a nicely restored museum in the Westside of Binghamton. The first owner, Barlow E. Bundy, founded the precursor of International Business Machine. The small house provides a glimpse of the Bundy family in the 1890s. A mist-go in Binghamton.

1  Thank Leon L
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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We took a tour of house and museum and enjoyed hearing the history from two young men who volunteered their time. The annex was a pleasant surprise with all the original time recorders, Rod Serling memorabilia, and the barber shop recreation. It's places like these...More

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Reviewed 15 December 2016

This is a real hidden gem. I recommend taking the tour. It gave us a fascinating insight into the social and economic dimensions of the ti-city area, and especially the birth of IBM. An added bonus was a list of other things to explore and...More

4  Thank canadien10
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J R, Public Relations Manager at Bundy Museum of History and Art, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review! We take pride in our museum and the history that we tell. Small museums are indeed unique and vital to telling stories of local import and their global ties. Thank you for visiting!

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Reviewed 27 November 2016

This little "gem" of an historic museum chronicles the development, growth, and history of an iconic US company, the International Business Machines ...IBM or Big Blue as it is more commonly known. The development of the "time machine" which started the Bundy Time Machine Company...More

1  Thank HKRcat
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Response from clarkbar1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is. One room is devoted to Rod and his career.
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