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Address: 7000 County Road 41, Boughton Hill Rd., Victor, NY 14564
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The new Seneca Art & Culture Center is an interactive, interpretive...

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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An important aspect of history and heritage we all need to learn more about

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... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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West Virginia
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235 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 animated movie, it actually makes a lot of sense to use animation for the creation... More 

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Seymour, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Loved it and hope to visit again! Lots of work went in the exhibits and it looks great! Very high tech and interactive exhibits.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful visit to Ganondagan with family. There's the reconstructed 1600s longhouse and a docent was there to explain the background to it. There's a beautiful orientation film aimed at young visitors which gives a version of the Seneca creation story. The museum building and gallery are impressive - lots of artifacts and replicas to help tell the story of... More 

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WNewyorker, Public Relations Manager at Ganondagan State Historic Site, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your review! We're so glad you had the opportunity to visit the Seneca Art & Culture Center as well as our Bark Longhouse replica with our knowledgeable docents. We hope you return for summer's activities and programming, especially our Native American Dance & Music Festival, July 22-23. More 

Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

My kids, 15yr old son and 19 yr old daughter and I visited Ganondagan Native American Museum during their Winter Games Week. We saw and participated in "The Iroquois Social Dance workshop" presented by Bill Crouse and family. It was fun and informative. My kids and I enjoyed dancing with the dancers. We also read and learned from the museum... More 

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WNewyorker, Public Relations Manager at Ganondagan State Historic Site, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and for your visit during Winter Games. We look forward to you return! More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 October 2016

The long house is very interesting and the gallery of history is informative. Everyone should learn the history of the original inhabitants of western New York to appreciate their unique culture and enhance our understanding of others.

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WNewyorker, Public Relations Manager at Ganondagan State Historic Site, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visiting Ganondagan and seeing our longhouse and our Seneca Art & Culture Center. You came at just the right time, as the Longhouse will close for the winter on Nov. 1 and re-opening May 1. (The scale model, however, is at the Center Monday-Saturday.) Please come again! More 

Wrentham, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Lots of great exhibits in this small museum. Learn about the Seneca and other Native Americans that resided in this area. The full-size replica longhouse was the highlight.

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WNewyorker, Public Relations Manager at Ganondagan State Historic Site, responded to this review

Thanks for your review from last fall. We hope you come back this summer for our many different programs! More 

Rochester, New York, USA
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the grounds, building, interactive displays, the long house, the hike, views and personnel. A smaller version of the Native American Museum of the Smithsonian...with nature as the panoramic view. We loved it!

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WNewyorker, Public Relations Manager at Ganondagan State Historic Site, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed the many aspects of your visit! Please return and participate in some of our special programming. More 

Ithaca, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We came across this remarkable State Historic Site with its brand new museum about the Seneca and Haudenosaunee people. All staff members were well informed and very helpful, especially the young interpreter inside the amazing replica bark longhouse. We will certainly return and hope to catch one of their events and also visit the White Corn Project down the road.... More 

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WNewyorker, Public Relations Manager at Ganondagan State Historic Site, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, and we hope you've enjoyed the corn pancakes with our heirloom Iroquois White Corn! More 

Pittsford, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

For years we've walked the trails of Ganondagan. It really is a magical place. Just ask our dog Muffy who spooks at certain locations on the trails. Obviously the spirits of the ancestors are present! This was our first time visiting the relatively new museum that has been erected on the site. While small, it's definitely worth the visit and... More 

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WNewyorker, Public Relations Manager at Ganondagan State Historic Site, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear that, after years of walking the trails, you were able to visit both the Seneca Art & Culture Center as well as the Bark Longhouse! We look forward to your return. More 

New York City, New York
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Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

A really nice Historic Site. A lot of exhibits for the Indian culture of the area. Well laid out. Nice parking area. Not too far outside of Rochester.

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WNewyorker, Public Relations Manager at Ganondagan State Historic Site, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to review us. Please return for some of our special programming and activities! More 

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