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Finger Lakes Boating Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 18:00
Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
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Craftmanship comes alive at the Finger Lakes Boating Museum

For people who enjoy boating or are devotees of the Finger Lakes area this museum provides a... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
Andrew F
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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This museum is located in the old Taylor winery. The watercraft have been carefully perserved by... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2018
Mobile, Alabama
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Finger Lakes Boating Museum is located in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region. The museum is dedicated to preserving the rich history of boating and boat building in the region. Through exhibits and the FLBA(Finger Lakes Boating Academy), FLBM is...more
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8231 Pleasant Valley Rd, Hammondsport, NY 14840
+1 607-569-2222
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Reviewed 1 October 2018

For people who enjoy boating or are devotees of the Finger Lakes area this museum provides a special experience. On exhibit are a variety of boats including rowboats, canoes, sailboats, and powerboats. There are also many models of the steamboats which once were an integral...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Andrew F
Reviewed 15 September 2018

This museum is located in the old Taylor winery. The watercraft have been carefully perserved by those who treasure the art of the craft. It's may be a bit off the path but seek it out, you won't regret it.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank char1scott
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

This small museum located on the south end of Keuka Lake (just outside Hammondsport) is housed in a former wine manufacturing plant. It is very well done. The boats on display are refurbished and are beautiful! Start by watching the short video and then move...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank pegw332
Reviewed 6 August 2018

I stopped in for a quick look/see. Ended up staying over half a day. Larger than expected. It's in the Old Taylor Winery which adds a whole other dimension to it,

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Gary T
Reviewed 26 June 2018

You should not miss touring the Finger Lakes Boating Museum. It is a museum of beautifully restored vintage boats and run by volunteers who are extremely dedicated. It is great fun to visit, and it is also a teaching facility. You can take classes and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank DrunkenCompass
Reviewed 19 June 2018

You're right around the corner a short 'flight' to the Boat Museum, and its worth the diversion! Excellent era-based dioramas as backdrops to fabulous wooden skiffs, dories and small hand-crafted boats. Nested in an old winery; the old wine cellar casks would make for a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank AmericaOverEasy
Reviewed 14 June 2018

The museum is housed in a historical winery location with rich wood and fine workmanship everywhere. Craftsmanship and range of exhibits is incredible. It's well on it's way to becoming a noted national-quality organization, rich with Finger Lakes history. You can spend hours there!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank sperkins493
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Such a terrific part of our Cool Small Town!!! We learned so much about the history of boats built in this region, as well as history of the former Taylor Wine Company building. We love to follow the restoration progress of the Pat II. Thank...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank ScottnTamiR
Reviewed 30 January 2018

We had a great visit to the boating museum, with a fair number of both power and non-power boats. The tour begins with a short video that is very informative and a preview of the history of some of the boats and companies you will...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Mal5177
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This is a growing museum, they a great space with a lot of history. They have several classes to offer, boat building, they have several boats they are rebuilding. It is great to see how boats were built from the late 1800s.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank scubajoe69
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