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Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry

Closed Now: 12:00 - 16:00
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History of the Seneca Falls and the Canal System

This museum features a history of industrial Seneca Falls, the burned over district, and the canal... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Seneca Falls, New York
Good source of information

Good mix of local information. Worth stopping by. Exhibits, souvenirs, and helpful information... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2018
Huntington Woods, Michigan
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89 Fall St, Seneca Falls, NY 13148-1408
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum features a history of industrial Seneca Falls, the burned over district, and the canal system. Fits well with the other locations which feature the town's role in furthering women's rights.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank maven1234
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Good mix of local information. Worth stopping by. Exhibits, souvenirs, and helpful information. Right on Fall Street -the main thoroughfare through town

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

This gives a good overview of the Seneca Falls area. I would recommend it as a first stop if you are touring the sites in Seneca Falls.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank K6837DWlaurar
Reviewed 18 July 2018

This place gives you an overall view or the region and the canal. It will take 20 to 30 minutes to go through it. For boaters there is a laundry machine in the lower level to use

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank tabhauser
Reviewed 16 July 2018

This museum also houses the town's visitors center. The normal entrance is at 89 Fall St., more or less in the center of town. The visitor center occupies a small area at the front of this level while the museum occupies the largest part and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Dennis B
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

I stopped in after attending the Women’s March. If you are interested in history, it is worth a stop. Small museum, so it does not take up much of your time. If you bring your passport, they have Seneca Fall stamps you can use! They...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Langlokt
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

This was a fun place to meet up with extended family - we aged 75-8 and everyone enjoyed the museum. Interesting & interactive exhibits.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Joellmk
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

A stop at this museum was well worth the investment of time for us. It explains why you won't find any waterfalls in Seneca Falls. Very detailed exhibits explore the industry and history of the Erie Canal. Volunteers and staff were very friendly.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank 251ceh
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We didn’t realize this canal town had at one time, so many industries. Be prepared to spend some time browsing the 3 floors of displays. On nice days, you can walk outside along the canal. There is no admission charged but that doesn’t mean it’s...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Snowbirdny
Reviewed 30 September 2017

This free, three story, Museum is located pretty much in the middle of downtown Seneca Falls. On the backside (south entrance), you are literally "at" the Cayuga-Seneca Canal. The Museum is appropriately named with displays that pertain to both the Waterways and the Industries that...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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