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Cornwall Brothers Store & Museum

36 Market St, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607-1301
+1 315-482-4586
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Wood duck decoys interesting

We arrived close to 4 so weren't able to see everything. Its free with a donation if you wish. If... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2017
Ransomville, New York
Local history museum

If you're interested to find out why Alexandria Bay exists or the boating history of the area you... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Elayne L
Paramus, New Jersey
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36 Market St, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607-1301
+1 315-482-4586
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

We arrived close to 4 so weren't able to see everything. Its free with a donation if you wish. If you are trying to kill and hour or so I would go here.

1  Thank kimutes
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

If you're interested to find out why Alexandria Bay exists or the boating history of the area you must stop by the Cornwall Store. The original general store (the Amazon shopping of the gilded age) this is a wonderful view of the past. Changing exhibits...More

Thank Elayne L
Reviewed 28 July 2017

My husband and I really enjoyed this museum. It is quite small, but as long as you show up with realistic expectations, you will thoroughly enjoy your visit. First of all, the price is right -- free or a donation. Second: We only had 90...More

1  Thank mom2girls2016
Reviewed 27 July 2017

When walking around town we came upon the museum. The original architecture is mostly intact and the building is charming. We were up on the Bay for a boating vacation, so this provided a great kick start to that. The staff was knowledgeable and the...More

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Stopped by in the late afternoon and fully enjoyed the museum items and local history write ups. Lots of great photos and memorabilia. Outstanding view of Boldt Castle, which is just across the river. While looking out the upstairs windows, we watched huge container ships...More

Thank Happygrandma10
Reviewed 3 February 2017

A great way to enrich your visit to the region. Full of historical tidbits for history buffs, very friendly staff, and books for sale!

Thank Doll_Lil
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Loved this museum and learned a lot about the area. They have done an excellent job with all their displays and there docents are very helpful and knowledgeable.

Thank Buckeye017
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Cornwall Brothers is a small museum, but it is full of interesting items. My husband and I were escorted around by the gentleman who owns/runs it. There is a lot of Alexandria Bay's history here with everything from collectible decoys to an 1866 bank vault....More

Thank ejplum
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

If you're a history buff, you will LOVE this little museum. Has the history of the Thousand Islands, boat races, and even shows a video of the old drag races they used to have around town. Volunteers are extremely knowledgeable and answered all our questions....More

Thank wheeze21
Reviewed 17 September 2016

The oldest building in town on the river. Originally a general store, it is filled with artifacts, videos of town events from the 1930s, and priceless photographs.

Thank larrydavis41
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