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Ganondagan State Historic Site

7000 County Road 41, Boughton Hill Rd., Victor, NY 14564-9183
+1 585-398-6151
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Rich History

Ou group had a business meeting here. It was tied in to the rich history of the site. Our group... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
Les B
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Hogansburg
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Supported insight into Living history

Thoroughly recommend a visit to this calm and informative museum. Beautifully presented and curated... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2018
moochabout
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Manchester
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The new Seneca Art & Culture Center is an interactive, interpretive facility at Ganondagan telling the story of the Seneca and Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) contributions to art, culture and society for more than 2,000 years to the present day. The gift shop features beautiful Seneca and Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) art, jewelry, basketry, clothing, and our heirloom Iroquois White Corn products. A 17th-century bark longhouse replica (open May- Oct) reflects the life of the Seneca people who once lived here. Three marked ethno-botanical and historical trails invite you to walk and learn more about us. Heirloom gardens and fields of native grasses are contemporary reminders of the land's origins. Our festivals and special events share the culture of our people through dance, music, arts, sports, storytelling and other Iroquois traditions. Visit Ganondagan to discover the living culture and natural world of the Seneca people at their historic Town of Peace.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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7000 County Road 41, Boughton Hill Rd., Victor, NY 14564-9183
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+1 585-398-6151
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Ou group had a business meeting here. It was tied in to the rich history of the site. Our group was treated to a tour of the longhouse the gallery and presentations by the O-non-dowa-gah who are known as the Seneca. We learned of the...More

Thank Les B
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WNewyorker, Public Relations Manager at Ganondagan State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Thank you for your review. We are very pleased that it was such an important educational experience for you.

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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Thoroughly recommend a visit to this calm and informative museum. Beautifully presented and curated with enthusiastic, respectful and knowledgeable staff. The setting is wonderful and the long house is the jewel in the crown. Recreated with care it really evokes life in the village prior...More

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Reviewed 28 April 2018

A small but charming museum delivering information on the true original american population. In this case the Seneca nation, part of the Iroquois confederation. I could hear the local servants speaking in the seneca old language. A small shop allows you to buy some iroquois...More

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WNewyorker, Public Relations Manager at Ganondagan State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2018

Thank you for your review. So glad you enjoyed your visit. If you are on Facebook, we encourage you to follow us and get advanced notice about all our programming and events.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Went the the Native American Winter Games event and was super impressed with the variety of workshops and educational experiences to engage the whole family. If you like to hear the real history of Native American culture, and you want to taste traditional foods, then...More

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WNewyorker, Public Relations Manager at Ganondagan State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words. We're so glad you enjoyed our Native American Winter Games. Please visit again for our other events.

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Reviewed 21 February 2018

Great place to bring children when they have events going on during school breaks. We played a trading game with four teams to see who could get "rich" with their trades based on a 1600 to 1700 economy. Very interesting, educational and was an activity...More

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WNewyorker, Public Relations Manager at Ganondagan State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Thank you for your review, and for bringing your grandkids to our Native American Winter Fun Week!

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

What a great stop. Lots of information and history for the Native Americans in the area. It's a very good stop for both kids and adults.

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Reviewed 5 November 2017

This place called Ganondagan Historic Site contains a main building which serves as a museum and outdoor grounds with a Native longhouse and also trails. It is an excellent place to see a video and tour the exhibits in the museum on Native history and...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

We went on a warm day in May and it was a very interesting and informative experience. It was great to learn about so much that happened right here in Victor. History can be boring however when you actually see the artifacts, it makes it...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Visited with family who had never been here but had been recommended by others to do so. It was very interesting, the film at the beginning which helps with the orientation is really good. Plenty of artifacts and historic items to view and learn about....More

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Wife and I spent about 3 hours touring both the inside and outside. All very interesting. This is the site where the Five Nations Treaty was signed, now they have a fine museum. the long house on the property is equally as interesting as the...More

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WNewyorker, Public Relations Manager at Ganondagan State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thank you very much for your review and your visit. We hope you return for some of our programming throughout the season as well.

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Aoifecquig
1 January 2018|
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Response from WNewyorker | Property representative |
We look forward to having you come visit! The longhouse reopens every May 1 through October 31. We remove all the objects for storage and safekeeping during the months we are closed to keep them in good condition as the... More
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Renee S
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Response from Jack G | Reviewed this property |
The museum is wheelchair accessible, and there are accessible trails outside to the longhouse. So a stroller should be fine.
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Don F
11 July 2017|
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Response from daffodil2017 | Reviewed this property |
Admission cost is: adults $8.00. seniors $4.00, students $4.00, Children (5-11yrs) $2.00 under 5yrs free. The admission price for Nov1-April 30th is a dollar less for all age groups.
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