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Address: 67 Washington St, Jamestown, NY 14701-6697
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A Jamestown treasure

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... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2017
anitaw41
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Frewsburg, New York

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Frewsburg, New York
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7 reviews
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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 widow's watch. Each room is decorated with beautiful furniture and the curator has paid special... More 

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Jamestown, New York
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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 history of dealing with snow in the Jamestown area. I often attend their various programs... More 

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Sinclairville, New York
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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.

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Thank marcy333
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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.

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Thank OHPAFLNC
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3 reviews
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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8 reviews
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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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21 reviews
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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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Jamestown, New York
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7 reviews
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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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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
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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