Below we have listed the major museums located throughout the Finger Lakes Region. With everything from antique boats, motor racing and glass manufacturing to museums of play for the kids there is something for everyone. These are great for the when the weather says it's time to go inside.
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FINGER LAKES BOATING MUSEUM The Finger Lakes Boating Museum exists for the education and preservation of the boating activities and boat building heritage of the Finger Lakes.The Museum Collection has now grown to more than 200 boats built by many of the 40+ commercial builders identified to date as having built boats throughout the Finger Lakes Region during the last century.
8231 Pleasant Valley Rd Hammondsport, NY
GLENN H. CURTISS MUSEUM Dedicated to the memory of pioneer aviator, Glenn Curtiss, the museum contains a priceless collection relating to early aviation and regional history. With an extensive grouping of vintage aircraft, motor bikes, cars and other vintage period items, visitors to the museum will also see a full-scale reproduction of this first naval aircraft.
8419 State Rte 54 Hammondsport, NY
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF PLAY While not directly in the Finger Lakes Rochester's National Museum of Play is a must visit if you have young children. It's only a 45 minute ride and it's the perfect thing to do with kids on a rainy day or when it's time to get them out of the sun for awhile.
1 Manhattan Square Rochester, NY
CORNING MUSEUM OF GLASS While not technically in the Finger Lakes, we include the CMOG because of its significance. The Museum brings glass to life through live, narrated glassworking demonstrations. To enable visitors to try their own hand at making glass, the Museum offers Make Your Own Glass sessions for beginners.
One Museum Way Corning, NY
NATIONAL WOMEN'S HALL OF FAME “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men and women are created equal…”With these words a dream was given life in historic Seneca Falls, New York – birthplace of the American Women’s Rights Movement
1 Canal St Seneca Falls, NY
SENECA MUSEUM OF WATERWAYS & INDUSTRY The Museum provides a historical overview illustrating how the Seneca River and the Cayuga-Seneca Canal powered the rise of industry and fostered cultural development, helping to spread social reform movements.
89 Fall St. Seneca Falls, NY
601 1st St. Ithaca, NY
INTERNATIONAL MOTOR RACING RESEARCH CENTER The International Motor Racing Research Center proudly displays a significant race car in the spotlight-space among its collections. Each historic car is on display for a few months before the next remarkable machine arrives.
610 S Decatur St. Watkins Glen, NY
WOMEN'S RIGHTS NATIONAL PARK Women’s Rights National Historical Park tells the story of the first Women’s Rights Convention held in Seneca Falls, NY on July 19-20,1848. It is a story of struggles for civil rights, human rights, and equality, global struggles that continue today.
136 Fall St. Seneca Falls, NY