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CNY Living History Center

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A August 2018 visit

Plenty of paved parking, reasonable entrance fee, tour guide was a male for us and answered many of... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
arnold t
Ithaca, New York
A surprise in this town

Lots of displays on a variety of topics - a great train display, war memorabilia, Brockway trucks... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2018
Deb A
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The CNY Living History Center is a museum complex that consists of three different museums all pertaining to three different aspects of history. The Homeville museum focuses on military and local history, the Brockway museum focuses on Brockway...more
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4386 US Route 11, Cortland, NY 13045-1039
+1 607-299-4185
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

Plenty of paved parking, reasonable entrance fee, tour guide was a male for us and answered many of our questions and a Brockway (Retired) truck owner who had been a farmer. He turned us over too a female who toured us thru a building building...More

1  Thank arnold t
CNY Living Hist... C, Volunteer at CNY Living History Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and plan to return. Our staff is almost entirely volunteers and love the museum ourselves!

Reviewed 27 July 2018

Lots of displays on a variety of topics - a great train display, war memorabilia, Brockway trucks, old toys, farm equipment, etc. We spent an hour here and really enjoyed it. A guide walked around with us and had lots of stories and explanations. The...More

Thank Deb A
CNY Living Hist... C, General Manager at CNY Living History Center, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Hi Deb, Thank you for taking the time to finds us on Trip Advisor and post a review! We very much appreciate your kind words and feedback! Glad you enjoyed walking through history with us! Thank You, CNYLHC

Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

We stopped not knowing exactly what to expect. It was a great place. Very helpful, interesting, and informed volunteers. Learned many things and had some great conversations. Worth the trip.

Thank Bonnie B
Reviewed 17 April 2018

We stopped in this past weekend with two boys, both under the age of two, and spent a happy hour there. We were expecting trucks and tractors and they were there and very interesting to look at; we were pleasantly surprised to also find small...More

1  Thank Cindy K
Reviewed 13 March 2018

The last time I was in this building was when it was AB Browns dept store in the 1970's. There are 3 sections of the museum. Local history, connection to famous people, military connections (large selection of war items uniforms) is one area. Complete with...More

Thank skippy61
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 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
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