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Address: 67 Washington St, Jamestown, NY 14701-6697
Phone Number: +1 716-664-6256
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Fenton History Center Admission
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Hometown attraction

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
Loretta S

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Loretta S
Jamestown, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

great classic historical house and information about Jamestown ny and the Fenton family. beautifully decorated for each season, especially Christmas! a must see if in the area

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Jamestown, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Very Interesting, But there are so many stairs to climb.It's about History how people lived way back in the early 1900's & even before.

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1 Thank sozostar
Jamestown, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

If you are passing through Jamestown, and only have time for a few stops, or no time for stops, I would highly suggest making time for this.The Fenton always has new events going on as well as changes to exhibits. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly.The Fenton also runs a research center. I feel that there is something for... More 

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Ann Arbor, MI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

This was a very enjoyable museum with a great variety of historical collections. There is a super Lucille Ball exhibit since this is her hometown. It was a great introduction to the area's rich history!

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1 Thank kfpannarb
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

This is a great museum that really gives you a glimpse of days gone by and the culture that made Jamestown. Governor Fenton lived in this beautiful home it is definitely worth a stop!

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Jamestown, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

Anyone wanting to know about the early days in Jamestown will find it @The Fenton Museum. Three floors of history in a beautiful building. And for those interested in researching ancestors, not only in Chautauqua County but in many New England States, may find answers in the Hall Research Center on the grounds of Fenton. Well worth a visit &... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

Enjoyed touring this building - the former home of Governor Fenton. From basement to the very top - they have done a wonderful job at presenting life in earlier times of Jamestown, NY.

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Jamestown, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

The Fenton History Center is located in the center of the city and has a large museum showcasing many interesting facets about the early history of Jamestown and the surrounding area from the Civil War era to modern day. Spending an hour or more just looking at the displays is a very easy thing to do. They also have a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

Popped in for a quick visit and would have to recommend the visitor's information staff for helpfulness. The gift shop offered wonderful treasures, too. The grounds are a lovely shady place to stretch the legs after a long drive.

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