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CNY Living History Center

4386 US Route 11, Cortland, NY 13045-1039
+1 607-299-4185
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New exhibits enhance the experience!

Have visited this 3 in 1 museum multiple times. The Homeville portion houses an impressive... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
Cortland, New York
Great trip back in History

If you are looking to take a trip back in history this is the place for you. We have been several... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2017
Cortland, New York
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“civil war” (6 reviews)
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4386 US Route 11, Cortland, NY 13045-1039
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

Have visited this 3 in 1 museum multiple times. The Homeville portion houses an impressive military collection, including a newly built trench (partly in remembrance of the anniversary of WWI). The annual Civil War Reenactment weekend just concluded; it gets better every year. Portions of...More

1  Thank quiltingPT
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

If you are looking to take a trip back in history this is the place for you. We have been several times and it seems as they are always adding more items. This is a great day trip and very inexpensive.

Thank j0hnburns
Reviewed 10 February 2017

A little pricey for what we got. We hope that they continue to grow and offer a little more that they have. I felt that most of the stuff was for the adult mind and they need to give it a little more kid friendly.

Thank carolfrench227
Reviewed 26 November 2016

The CNY Living History Center includes the Brockway Museum, the Homeville Museum and the Tractors of Yesteryear Museum. There is something here for everyone, the Homeville Museum includes a VERY extensive military collection along with a great train collection and local history. The Brockway Museum...More

Thank Kevin W
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Great History of the Brockway Truck once built in Cortland N.Y. Many restored trucks, Model Railroad display, Military Equipment and Clothing, Excellent Museum

Thank Bob19422015
Reviewed 11 August 2016

This is 3 Museums in One. One is about Brockway Trucks and the role they played in developing Cortland/Homer area. There are some really nice trucks on display and they do change them from time to time. People actually let the museum put their trucks...More

Thank geminigirlNewYork
Reviewed 26 June 2016

The Living History Center is a mishmash of collections, with the key common thread the Cortland basis for the items displayed. I've been there twice, the Brockway Truck displays are excellent if you are interested. There are other collections (Working Women of the World, WWII...More

Thank chasinUpstateNewYork
Reviewed 23 May 2016

CNY Living History Center was a wonderful surprise. There was a Civil War Living History event going on 5/20/2016. They had a Fife and Drum Corp, Calvary horses, Federal and Confederate encampments, cannon and rifle demonstrations during the day. The collection of Brockway trucks is...More

1  Thank Anon1863
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

There were rooms with all kinds of collections. The military displays covered the Civil War, WWI, Korea, WWII, Cold War, Vietnam, and Desert Storm. There is quite a display recounting the history of Brockway Trucks complete with several trucks on exhibit- some restored and some...More

Thank Melodycthomas
Reviewed 25 April 2016

They have different events going throughout the year. April, for instance they had April 9th 1:00 p.m. Homeville Presents: 76th & 137th New York Infantry Regiments at Gettysburg by historian and author Dave Clutz. Look for his books under the pen name, David Cleutz. His...More

1  Thank margoyager
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