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CNY Living History Center

4386 US Route 11, Cortland, NY 13045-1039
+1 607-299-4185
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Great Place!

We stopped not knowing exactly what to expect. It was a great place. Very helpful, interesting... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bonnie B
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Family-Friendly, Exceeded Expectations

We stopped in this past weekend with two boys, both under the age of two, and spent a happy hour... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2018
Cindy K
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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 Trucks and their history here in Cortland, and also the Tractors of Yesteryear museum focuses on agricultural history. Three museums for the price of one!
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  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“civil war” (6 reviews)
“on display” (2 reviews)
“day trip” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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4386 US Route 11, Cortland, NY 13045-1039
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+1 607-299-4185
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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