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Ganondagan State Historic Site

7000 County Road 41, Boughton Hill Rd., Victor, NY 14564
+1 585-398-6151
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Great and lots of history

What a great stop. Lots of information and history for the Native Americans in the area. It's a... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2017
Bernardo F
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New York City, New York
Discover NY State's Native Anerican Heritage

This place called Ganondagan Historic Site contains a main building which serves as a museum and... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Frank M
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The new Seneca Art & Culture Center is an interactive, interpretive facility at Ganondagan telling the story of the Seneca and Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) contributions to art, culture and society for more than 2,000 years to the present day. The gift shop features beautiful Seneca and Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) art, jewelry, basketry, clothing, and our heirloom Iroquois White Corn products. A 17th-century bark longhouse replica (open May- Oct) reflects the life of the Seneca people who once lived here. Three marked ethno-botanical and historical trails invite you to walk and learn more about us. Heirloom gardens and fields of native grasses are contemporary reminders of the land's origins. Our festivals and special events share the culture of our people through dance, music, arts, sports, storytelling and other Iroquois traditions. Visit Ganondagan to discover the living culture and natural world of the Seneca people at their historic Town of Peace.
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7000 County Road 41, Boughton Hill Rd., Victor, NY 14564
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

What a great stop. Lots of information and history for the Native Americans in the area. It's a very good stop for both kids and adults.

Thank Bernardo F
Reviewed 5 November 2017

This place called Ganondagan Historic Site contains a main building which serves as a museum and outdoor grounds with a Native longhouse and also trails. It is an excellent place to see a video and tour the exhibits in the museum on Native history and...More

Thank Frank M
Reviewed 26 October 2017

We went on a warm day in May and it was a very interesting and informative experience. It was great to learn about so much that happened right here in Victor. History can be boring however when you actually see the artifacts, it makes it...More

Thank Larry T
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Visited with family who had never been here but had been recommended by others to do so. It was very interesting, the film at the beginning which helps with the orientation is really good. Plenty of artifacts and historic items to view and learn about....More

Thank Sharon H
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Wife and I spent about 3 hours touring both the inside and outside. All very interesting. This is the site where the Five Nations Treaty was signed, now they have a fine museum. the long house on the property is equally as interesting as the...More

Thank DrWillie
WNewyorker, Public Relations Manager at Ganondagan State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thank you very much for your review and your visit. We hope you return for some of our programming throughout the season as well.

Reviewed 31 August 2017

movie was good way to start tour giving a background of Creation. The people in the museum were so helpful and had so much knowledge. The long house is a must see, and I wished we had more time to walk the trails

1  Thank 190laurienm
WNewyorker, Public Relations Manager at Ganondagan State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thank you for your review and your kind words. We hope you can come back to walk the trails. Our upcoming Living History Event on Sept. 23 has guided trail walks, among many other activities! http://www.ganondagan.org/Events-Programs/Gifts-of-the-Haudenosaunee

Reviewed 17 August 2017

The museum tells part of the story of the Seneca nation. Lots of interesting exhibits and some interactive displays. Definitely watch the orientation film that tells the story of how the people came to be. The long house is fun to walk through. And walk...More

1  Thank DZ07
Reviewed 3 July 2017

I was surprised to find such a modern structure sitting in the midst of rolling farmland/hills here in Victor. While I am not sure if this type of structure fits with the natural surroundings or acts as a tribute to the Iroquois/Ganondagan, I was impressed...More

1  Thank backpacker31
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Great intro video on Iroquois origin story. Don't miss it. Historical room is very good for adults and children. Wonderful art work throughout. Walk up the hill to the longhouse, and see the gardens nearby. Longhouse is a work of art itself. Do as many...More

1  Thank IanandHenry
Reviewed 25 May 2017

From my understanding, this is a fairly recent attraction, and as such needs our support even more so. But that's not the only reason to visit; the Seneca culture and history is fascinating! Although it may take a little while to get used to the...More

1  Thank 76desert
WNewyorker, Public Relations Manager at Ganondagan State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thank you so much for your review of Ganondagan. We appreciate you taking the time not only to visit, but to write a review about the value of our site. Regarding the exhibits, we do expect at least one of them to be changed out...More

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Renee S
1 August 2017|
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Response from Jack G | Reviewed this property |
The museum is wheelchair accessible, and there are accessible trails outside to the longhouse. So a stroller should be fine.
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Don F
11 July 2017|
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Response from daffodil2017 | Reviewed this property |
Admission cost is: adults $8.00. seniors $4.00, students $4.00, Children (5-11yrs) $2.00 under 5yrs free. The admission price for Nov1-April 30th is a dollar less for all age groups.
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Don F
11 July 2017|
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Response from IanandHenry | Reviewed this property |
Good answer.
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