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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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Amazing historical information

movie was good way to start tour giving a background of Creation. The people in the museum were so... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
190laurienm
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Gansevoort, New York
Educational and Interactive

The museum tells part of the story of the Seneca nation. Lots of interesting exhibits and some... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
DZ07
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New York
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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7000 County Road 41, Boughton Hill Rd., Victor, NY 14564
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 23 May 2017

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

1  Thank ElizaStarr
Reviewed 21 May 2017 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...More

1  Thank Jack G
WNewyorker, Public Relations Manager at Ganondagan State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

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...More

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...More

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WNewyorker, Public Relations Manager at Ganondagan State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

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

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.More

1  Thank Andhouse
WNewyorker, Public Relations Manager at Ganondagan State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2016

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...More

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.

Thank Diane P
WNewyorker, Public Relations Manager at Ganondagan State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

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

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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
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