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Fenton History Center

67 Washington St, Jamestown, NY 14701-6697
+1 716-664-6256
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Exhibits highlight the history of Jamestown, and it always has the feel of stepping into the past... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Jamestown, New York
great place for local lore

This is a museam that is dedicated to the roots of jamestown life. It is a great place to take a... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2017
rosemary h
Jamestown, New York
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67 Washington St, Jamestown, NY 14701-6697
+1 716-664-6256

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Exhibits highlight the history of Jamestown, and it always has the feel of stepping into the past. It’s particularly beautiful for the Christmas exhibition.

Thank DebbieTurnquist
Reviewed 2 November 2017

This is a museam that is dedicated to the roots of jamestown life. It is a great place to take a field trip for children. We have taken fifth graders, and had a very enjoyable, enlightening experience!

Thank rosemary h
Reviewed 9 September 2017

The level of detail that goes into each room with it's historical artifact's makes you feel as if you have been transported back in time. From attic to basement, you won't find any corner that isn't bursting with history. The Christmas exhibit is one that...More

Thank cindyp635
Reviewed 5 July 2017

great venue for genealogists, with many volunteers to help, which is my main reason for joining. have not had time to avail myself yet, but everyone was so helpful. beautiful mansion, with many projects and influences for the area.

Thank Anthony G
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

We were in Jamestown to visit Lucille Balls hometown. And decided to check out the history of Jamestown itself ---and what better place than Fenton History center and museum . The Fenton mausoleum is in Lakeview Cemetery. We visited it there as we visited Lucille...More

Thank Becky123q
Reviewed 18 March 2017

My husband and I have visited the Fenton History Center twice. Each time the staff and house were amazing. We have visited a lot of historic homes and this one allows visitors more access than most. Visitors can go from the basement to the rooftop...More

Thank anitaw41
Reviewed 17 March 2017

If you like antiques and history this is a must see. Several rooms are set up as they were in the days of the Fenton family. There are revolving displays that also come in. I especially was fastenated with the antique button display and the...More

Thank Lori G
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Took advantage of Doors Open Jamestown and visited the Fenton again. Love stopping in every few years. Beautiful mansion with so much history. My favorite time to go is at Christmas time.

Thank marcy333
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Looking for something to do, we toured the Fenton History center. Very interesting look back at the area and it's history. Neat exhibits and we learned a lot about the Jamestown culture.

Reviewed 18 October 2016

The Fenton History Center provides a wonderful overview of the local history. The research library is used by people from all over the country with an emphasis on Scandinavian research due to the number of Swedes and so forth who settled in the area.

Thank Loretta S
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