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Address: 1010 State Rt 17M, Monroe, NY 10950-1625
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+1 845-782-8247
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Sat - Sun 11:00 - 16:00

Museum Village is a living history museum preserving a vast collection of...

Museum Village is a living history museum preserving a vast collection of eclectic, 19th century artifacts for educational purposes. Using these artifacts and reproductions, we provide hands-on experiences and exhibits illustrating the transition from a rural to an industrial culture and economy in America, provoking thought and discussion about history. Exhibits include blacksmith shop, weaving, farm life, candle shop, firehouse, school house, log cabin, energy and the environment and a complete mastodon skeleton (only 1 of 3 in the entire world!). Special events include a Gem & Mineral Show, Summer Tours, Ghost Tours, a Civil War re-enactment (Labor Day Weekend), No Scare Halloween, Thanksgiving Tasting & Christmas In The Village. Check out our website for many more events!

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A collection of different buildings you'd find in a village from the 1700s in the north east including a blacksmith and school house. Things for kids to do like making candles and... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2013
James I
New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2013

A collection of different buildings you'd find in a village from the 1700s in the north east including a blacksmith and school house. Things for kids to do like making candles and spinning wool and plenty of people there to answer any questions. Certain times of the year have different things going on such as civil war reenactments and a... More 

6 Thank James I
New Providence, New Jersey
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356 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2013

The place is interesting enough. Went othe ciil war weekend. Seeing these "actors" interact was amazing and interesting. The place lacked direction, mening there was no rhyme or reason for anything oing on....no schedule, no purpose. I liked the town buildings from old time,showing tan old print shop, my favorite by far, school,...weaving shop, pottery, etc...but there was no set... More 

Thank Michael A
New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2013

This is a unique place as the "museum" is actually a small village that preserved the shops and other services that existed in the 19th century. There are even shop keepers dressed in time period clothing. There are special events and plays as well as an occasional re-enactment. Museum Village is good for just about any age group.

Thank judarp
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Wonderful place to enjoy the day outside and inside with living history. The best is the Labor Day weekend ..... Civil War .... with North and South soldiers, horses, and camp out.

Thank Joan S
Monroe, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2013

I haven't been there in a while, however, when my girls were little, we would go to a variety of events there. In the summer there is Civil War re-enactment weekend, excellent. In the fall they have a 'haunted' Halloween day/night, non-scary during the day, a little scary at night. During the year though, you can just go in and... More 

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Reviewed 29 July 2013 via mobile

Overall great experience try to go on special occassions occurring at MuseumVillage .Check out Museum Village web site for calendar events .

Thank Kid4eva
New Windsor, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2013

I went with my son who is in 4th grade and he liked a lot of the exhibits. Almost every one had a guide to talk about the contents of each building. They had a wool spinning, candle making, a print shop, a real Mastodon skeleton, blacksmith, General Store, broom maker and more. For those that said you could see... More 

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New City, New York
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Reviewed 9 November 2012

I really like the feel that you really are a homesteader back in the 1700's or so. If you put your mind to it, you could feel the same. You make home made candles with cow fat, you could have home made soup and turkey that they made from the fire without a stove, and see how it really was... More 

3 Thank Eric W
New York
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2012

Civil war recreation excellent. 18th centruy village, kids can make candles, brooms, mail letters written with fountain pens everyone incostume great place

2 Thank TravelIma
New Windsor, New York
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Reviewed 17 September 2012

when i was younger i went on a school trip there it was awsome seince i was really into hisory. ther was lots of things to do and it was very infomitive.

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