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Museums & Historical Sites

Finger Lakes Museums

Harriet Tubman was a former slave and is known for her efforts in the Underground Railroad, leading over 300 slaves to freedom. Harriet Tubman, "the Moses of the People" lived in the Finger Lakes and her home, the Harriet Tubman Home can be toured in the community of Auburn.

Learn about the 35 centuries of glassmaking at the Corning Museum of Glass and discover the history of glass, locally and from around the world! Watch a live Hot Glass Demonstration and even Make Your Own Glass.While you're in Corning, visit the Rockwell Museum - A Smithsonian Affiliate, dedicated to uniquely American art and artists. When you're finished in Corning, hop over to Hammondsport to learn about Glenn H. Curtis, an aviation pioneer; he piloted the first officially witnessed flight in North America and held U.S. Pilots License #1. 

All of this history and so much more are celebrated in the Finger Lakes. The Women’s Rights Movement started in Seneca Falls, NY. Seneca Falls is home to the Women’s Rights National Historic Park and the Women’s Rights Hall of Fame. You can find out more about Glenn H. Curtis and his quest for flight as well as his work as a motorcycle and bicycle manufacture at the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport.

It may surprise some to find out how much history there is in the Finger Lakes region. There are museums spread throughout the Finger Lakes.

Museums/Historical Sites Listings

Auburn

180 South St. Auburn, New York 13021

Branchport

3369 Guyanoga Rd. Branchport, New York 14418

Canandaigua

295 N. Main St. Canandaigua, New York 14424
151 Charlotte St. Canandaigua, New York 14424

Corning

One Museum Way Corning, New York 14830
59 W. Pulteney St. Corning, New York 14830
111 Cedar St. Corning, New York 14830

Cortland

4386 US Rt 11 Cortland, New York 13045

Dresden

61 Main St. Dresden, New York 14441

Elmira

Harris Hill, 51 Soaring Hill Dr. Elmira, New York 14903
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