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Yates County History Center

107 Chapel St, Penn Yan, NY 14527-1128
+1 315-536-7318
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A wonderful walk through local history!

My daughter, mother, and I visited this local history museum today and were delighted at the extent... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2018
kbiz2017
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Great place to learn local history

Charming old house -with fascinating collection of military uniforms and dresses in the attic. Also... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
LMTA
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Philadelphia
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The Yates History Center is one of the premier museums in the Finger Lakes. Actually, it is three museums in one - the Oliver House Museum, the L. Carolin Underwood Museum, and the Scherer Carriage House all adjacent to one another on Main Street and Chapel Street near downtown Penn Yan. There are extensive resources for genealogical and local history researchers and several displays and exhibitsThe Yates County History Center is open Tuesdays thru Fridays from 9 am to 4 pm.
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10 Mar 2018
“A wonderful walk through local history!”
22 Aug 2017
“Great place to learn local history”
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107 Chapel St, Penn Yan, NY 14527-1128
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+1 315-536-7318
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

My daughter, mother, and I visited this local history museum today and were delighted at the extent and uniqueness of items housed there. Everything from the pleasantness of the admin assistant over the phone (pre-visit questions) to Bill taking time to show us around the...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2017

Charming old house -with fascinating collection of military uniforms and dresses in the attic. Also there are as annexes another house and a small stable.

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Reviewed 9 June 2016

This cute little museum is a great resource for local history. They have a display on a historic local religious leader who was the first female to lead a religious movement. They have lots of reference material on family genealogy as well. The staff was...More

Thank conwill
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Reviewed 30 March 2016

Stopped by to check out the local history scene and found some interesting local history on the first woman religious leader in the US. Who would have known?

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Reviewed 11 October 2015

If you want an afternoon of learning history of Yates County and surrounding areas you have come to the right place. The people there tell you most everything you want to know. They are very informative and good at answering questions you may have. Everyone...More

1  Thank Deborah L
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Reviewed 8 October 2015

These 3 small museums are definite gems and well worth visiting. Staffed by volunteers and running on donations rather than charges they offer a real insight into the history of the area.

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Reviewed 31 August 2015

Really cool little museum, if you are interested in the steam boats, the people or the area, this is the place to visit. A quaint old house with a ton of stuff inside and very friendly people to answer any questions. Free entry and entertaining...More

1  Thank majiksea
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Reviewed 18 December 2014

Friendly staff and an interesting intro to the history of the area. Right in the center of town. Worth a visit.

1  Thank gregv_ma
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

If you have roots that date back to the early days of Penn Yan, then the Yates County History Center is a must-see. With records and artifacts collected by the residents, there's plenty of personal history to be discovered. For a tourist, it a nice...More

2  Thank HashtagAirBuds
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Reviewed 20 February 2014

We learned some very interesting history that made our stay more enjoyable as we were able to make some new connections around the area. The museum is free, and there are several buildings to see though we only had time for the Oliver House. A...More

2  Thank Morgan S
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