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“Extremely informative”

Chapman Historical Museum
Ranked #7 of 17 things to do in Glens Falls
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Extremely informative”
Reviewed 1 June 2014

I loved the information shared by our guide and how knowledgeable she was. We found out a lot about the area that we did not already know.

Visited June 2013
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Asheville, North Carolina
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79 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Rainy Day option for Glens Falls”
Reviewed 28 April 2014

The hoped for sunny, mild spring day didn't quite work out in April, but we found this museum on tripadvisor as a Plan B. The museum is formed around the actual house that a prominent Glens Falls family lived in with the house set as it was in 1900. Self tour, including going up the sweeping elegant staircase to the bedrooms and an old bathroom with modern plumbing of the day. Not sure how seniors negotiated the 'bend' in the stairs near the top. Where the railing is on the left, the stairs become very narrow in the 'bend' so be careful coming down. You could skip going upstairs if safer and still enjoy the rest of the museum. Beautiful furnishings and accessories. An exhibit offering very early photos taken by Seneca Ray Stoddard is fascinating, with some magnified many times and displayed on the walls so that much detail is visible of carriages, bicycles, clothing etc. Very helpful lady at the desk has a myriad of stories and details to add, so allow time to listen - it is worth it to enjoy her experiences. Changing exhibits also offered.

Visited April 2014
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Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A gem of a museum for history lovers”
Reviewed 26 March 2014

The Chapman can be overlooked by people visiting Glens Falls or Lake George. But they shouldn't! This regional history museum has interesting changing exhibits on various history topics. In addition, they have a lovely restored Victorian home that shows what life was like for a middle class family in the late Victorian era in Glens Falls. Centrally located next to downtown, you can combine your visit with lunch or dinner at one of the many fine restaurants in the revitalized downtown. It's worth a visit!

Visited January 2014
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