May 10 -Oct 4: Tues.– Fri, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Saturday 10:00am to 2:00pm
Oct 5-May 7: Tues. – Thurs. 11 am to 4 pm.
- Alling Coverlet Museum and Gift Shop 122 William St.
- Palmyra Historical Museum 132 Market St.
- Erie Canal Depot 136 Market St.
- Palmyra Print Shop 140 1/2 Market St.
- William Phelps General Store - 140 Market St.
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HISTORIC PALMYRA is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated preserving the history and architectural heritage of Palmyra, New York. Once known as the "Queen of Erie Canal towns," Palmyra boasts an astonishing array of architecture, ranging from the early 1800's to Victorian era grandeur.
Historic Palmyra's mission is to save the history of Palmyra and vicinity through the preservation of architecture, artifacts, and archives. Historic Palmyra teaches and educates through the five museums and their collections. This mission is served primarily through the operation of five unique museums, welcoming thousands of visitors each year.
The Palmyra Historical Museum houses 23 themed rooms that feature Palmyra's history, a treasure trove of days gone by. Visit the Military rooms, the famous doll rooms and more. The Erie Canal Depot has stalls located in the basement for the mules to rest. The Print Shop, address's the importance of printing to Palmyra's history.The Wm. Phelps General Store and Residence, "where time stands still," served as a boarding house, tavern, bakery, general store, and family residence. At the closing of the general store in 1940, it was subsequently left untouched, leaving a curious retail time capsule for you and your family to explore. Upstairs you’ll visit the elegant Phelps’ family home with post-Civil War furnishings and Victorian splendor, unspoiled by electricity or indoor plumbing, where Sibyl Phelps resided until her passing in 1976. The Alling Coverlet Museum and Gift Shop houses the largest handwoven American coverlet collection in the world and is an important stop for any textile enthusiast or curious visitor alike. Come and visit our newly renovated second floor to see Coverlets, looms and a quilt room.