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“It's a little gem”

Jefferson County Historical Society
Ranked #8 of 20 things to do in Watertown
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Willoughby, OH
Level 6 Contributor
143 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“It's a little gem”
Reviewed 30 June 2013

The historical society is a complex of buildings including a log cabin, little pink (not red) schoolhouse, car & carriage bar, and Victorian mansion. The mansion was bequeathed directly by the original family, so it has original furnishings, and has been restored with old photographs for comparison. The only aspect lacking is a good guide or docent, although there is a printed brochure with color photographs and additional printed material in each room. There are some excellent Chinese antiques.

Visited June 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Paramus, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
123 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“North country histoy museum”
Reviewed 5 October 2012

A good place to visit if you are interested in the history of the north country. The garden is beautiful. Look for their house tour and ice cream social during the summer.

Visited July 2012
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Watertown,NY
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Local interest”
Reviewed 25 March 2012

They change the exhibits freq., have tours, fun days with hands on exhibits and a nice shop full of odds and ends.

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Syracuse, NY
Level 6 Contributor
165 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Neat old buildings in the mid of the city!”
Reviewed 27 February 2012

You see the mansion first, basement is in process of building a children's railroad town, has many wood burning stoves--never saw them THIS ornate, old dentists chair (what memories!), a firemen's display, clothing--people were so tiny! Outbuildings were brought there: log cabin, PINK school house (ask why), carriage house. All next to a bank and across from the Flower's Library.

Visited January 2012
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