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Safe Haven Museum

2 E 7th St, Oswego, NY 13126-1197
+1 315-342-3003
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We stopped here after visiting Fort Oswego nearby, but when we walked in, we were told they were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
CharismaJ2
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Melbourne, Florida
Museum dedicated to those Jews deported to Oswego

Excellent exhibit and movie on the Jews kept at the Fort Onterio deportation camp. These 982 people... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
jekcpa
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Seminole, Florida
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2 E 7th St, Oswego, NY 13126-1197
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here after visiting Fort Oswego nearby, but when we walked in, we were told they were closing soon and she wouldn't be showing the film, so sadly, we missed that. She did let us in to walk around the museum and we were...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent exhibit and movie on the Jews kept at the Fort Onterio deportation camp. These 982 people were transferred here after being liberated from Nazi Europe.

Thank jekcpa
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Went to the museum while in Oswego. Stopped at the Fort first because it would take more time. GPS coordinates did not take us to the correct address, off by one block. We got there during operating hours and the doors were locked. The kids...More

Thank Wirunaways
Reviewed 17 July 2017

This a lovely museum dedicated about the 982 refugees that were brought in from Europe. Hitler went after the Jews and other people he didn’t like. He wanted to exterminate them all. Many nations came to their rescue, the States brought 982 Jews into the...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Located at Fort Ontario, the museum reflects the history of almost 1000 refugees brought to the US during World War II. The refugees were provided a safe haven in barracks of Fort Ontario that were no longer occupied by soldiers. The town of Oswego welcomed...More

Thank Cagey429
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Small little museum, but we'll worth a visit. Very interesting to see how this took place. The video made about many who were placed there, including personal stories by Jewish immigrants especially moving. Very close to Fort Ontario. Visit both in the same visit

Thank Eric P
Reviewed 14 May 2017

"Excellent" is not a high enough rating for this Museum depicting a very dark part of World History. Safe Haven is a "MUST - SEE" when visiting Oswego County! If you are not a Native American, and you know your ancestry is from "across the...More

Thank Yili2016
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I had heard stories from my parents regarding the refugees being housed at Fort Ontario, but until my visit, I didn't know the exact extent of it all. Wow, just doesn't cover it.........very emotional and informative. If you visit Oswego, it's a must see! If...More

Thank Margaret P
Reviewed 14 October 2016

You will not be sorry but you will be a better human for the experience of having visited. God works through people and we are responsible to and for each other in times of "Peace and War". The few saved, too few. The millions exterminated....More

Thank Len S
Reviewed 9 October 2016

During WWII, almost 1,000 Jewish refugees from Nazi-Germany were brought to Oswego, NY, and this museum recounts that experience. It is a small building, but the amount of information and learing available is overwhelming. If you get a chance to hear the docent tell the...More

Thank DZ07
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