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Safe Haven Museum

2 E 7th St, Oswego, NY 13126-1197
+1 315-342-3003
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A small effort can make a big difference

Located at Fort Ontario, the museum reflects the history of almost 1000 refugees brought to the US... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Syracuse, New York
Didn't realize Oswego so important to saving nearly 1000 Jewish people during WWII

Small little museum, but we'll worth a visit. Very interesting to see how this took place. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Eric P
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2 E 7th St, Oswego, NY 13126-1197
+1 315-342-3003
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Located at Fort Ontario, the museum reflects the history of almost 1000 refugees brought to the US during World War II. The refugees were provided a safe haven in barracks of Fort Ontario that were no longer occupied by soldiers. The town of Oswego welcomed...More

Thank Cagey429
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small little museum, but we'll worth a visit. Very interesting to see how this took place. The video made about many who were placed there, including personal stories by Jewish immigrants especially moving. Very close to Fort Ontario. Visit both in the same visit

Thank Eric P
Reviewed 15 May 2017

"Excellent" is not a high enough rating for this Museum depicting a very dark part of World History. Safe Haven is a "MUST - SEE" when visiting Oswego County! If you are not a Native American, and you know your ancestry is from "across the...More

Thank Yili2016
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I had heard stories from my parents regarding the refugees being housed at Fort Ontario, but until my visit, I didn't know the exact extent of it all. Wow, just doesn't cover it.........very emotional and informative. If you visit Oswego, it's a must see! If...More

Thank Margaret P
Reviewed 14 October 2016

You will not be sorry but you will be a better human for the experience of having visited. God works through people and we are responsible to and for each other in times of "Peace and War". The few saved, too few. The millions exterminated....More

Thank Len S
Reviewed 9 October 2016

During WWII, almost 1,000 Jewish refugees from Nazi-Germany were brought to Oswego, NY, and this museum recounts that experience. It is a small building, but the amount of information and learing available is overwhelming. If you get a chance to hear the docent tell the...More

Thank DZ07
Reviewed 5 October 2016

So many people do not know that this museum exists. This should be a "must do" on your list. Such a wonderful story of refugees housed at Fort Ontario. You need to experience this without anyone telling you the story.

Thank nanmusic
Reviewed 14 July 2016

We made a point on our trip from NYC up to the Thousands Islands and Toronto to make stop in Oswego just for this museum. My wife and I both knew the story and had seen a play/musical years ago that was based on the...More

2  Thank Tzyoam
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

We had never heard this story of holocaust refugees and gives us a whole new pride of how the USA welcomes immigrants. The phrase 'Holocaust to Haven to New Home' says it all. Alex, the young man who narrated the story for us, was very...More

1  Thank Eemtenn
Reviewed 16 June 2016

This is a small museum that consists primarily of three components: a lobby site layout model showing what the area was like at the time that the refugees were here, a very good 38 minute film that gives personal perspectives from those who were there...More

1  Thank Joe H
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