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Iroquois Indian Museum

324 Caverns Rd, Howes Cave, NY 12092-1813
+1 518-296-8949
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Amazing & beautiful

My mother, father, and I and my 2 year old daughter went on a trip to lake George, New York from... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
meghanc1021
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Hoped formore

The women working here were very accommodating to our kids. I was hoping for much more history... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
SpaceApe
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Lehigh Acres, Florida
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The Iroquois Indian Museum building is a work of art designed in the shape and spirit of the old longhouses that once graced the valleys of upstate New York. Visitors walk through the Museum in a counter- clockwise direction mimicking Skywoman’s movements as she created earth on Turtle’s back. Archeology exhibits focus on the ancestors of the Iroquois from 10,000 years ago until European contact. History exhibits highlight the men’s realm of hunting, warfare, chieftainships, and games and the women’s realm of the longhouse, the clans, the crops, and politics. The Museum represents the worlds most comprehensive collection of modern Iroquois art work. This collection celebrates the ancient unity of the Iroquois still expressed in the creative spirit of today’s artists. A special interactive Children’s area introduces young visitors to Iroquois traditions through a variety of crafts, games and technologies. A guide posted Nature Park of 45 acres is open year round for walks, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing.
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324 Caverns Rd, Howes Cave, NY 12092-1813
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My mother, father, and I and my 2 year old daughter went on a trip to lake George, New York from Pittsburgh. We planned to stop at the Iroquois Indian Museum. We had never been there. The Oneida men were singing that day at the...More

Thank meghanc1021
Iroquois Indian M, Manager at Iroquois Indian Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much. We are always happy to hear about good experiences and Little Boy loves meeting new friends!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The women working here were very accommodating to our kids. I was hoping for much more history here. The upside was the downside here. The main focus of the museum is the Mohawk iron workers which is really interesting and knew information to me. Otherwise...More

Thank SpaceApe
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Place looks great, but is only open Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10-4 and Sunday (forgot hours) Need to be able to amend hours on phone app.

Thank Lori_Young
Reviewed 18 January 2017

For a small local museum, you can find some interesting artifacts and listen to stories told of the past generations. The $8.00 per adult is reasonable. but a steal when to POW WOW is in town.

Thank Thomas A
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Had limited time in breaking our car journey, so chose Iroquois Museum over the nearby caves. This was a very old-fashioned type of museum with little interaction to engage the customer other than static exhibits with descriptive tags. If you are a UK visitor who...More

Thank Barnstones
Iroquois Indian M, Director at Iroquois Indian Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2016

Hi, I'm sorry you were disappointed with your visit. We have a number of interactive activities in our Children's Museum as well as outdoor nature trails. Can you tell me when you visited?

Reviewed 12 September 2016

This was a rather small museum which was somewhat boring, but for the low price of $8.00 per adult I really couldn't complain. It did have some interesting findings, but I don't think I'd visit it again.

Thank mcalamo
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We stopped here after going to Howe Caverns. It a very informational museum. The ground floor is great for kids, there are some wonderful crafts and exhibits geared especially for kids. The main floor has some very informative displays. I'm glad we stopped.

Thank Rich-Gail
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Discovered this gem while on my way to a different attraction. It was very informative and had a lot of artwork - arts and crafts style. It is 8 dollars to get in, but worth it. The entire downstairs features activities for children to learn...More

Thank mal016
Iroquois Indian M, Manager at Iroquois Indian Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2016

Hi, thanks so much for visiting the museum and leaving a review. In terms of our Museum's affiliation with Iroquois communities. We are a private non-profit chartered by New York State as an educational institution. We support Iroquois artists through purchase of art for our...More

Reviewed 27 July 2016

I went here with my 15 year old daughter & spent well over an hour just checking out their recent Exhibit that is made up of past exhibits over the last 35 years. This is one of the best exhibits that deals directly with Native...More

Thank Rich Z
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

This seemed a pretty small place. But looking through the eyes of young children, it was just right. Since the day was built around them, that was a win. We got a $1 per person discount from our Howe Caverns tickets, a nice thing. We...More

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