May 8-Oct 31: Tues. – Sat, 10:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Nov 1-May 7: Tues. – Thurs, 11 am to 4 pm. Closed July 4.
- Palmyra Historical Museum and Information Center - 132 Market St.
- Alling Coverlet Museum - 122 William St.
- William Phelps General Store - 140 Market St.
- Palmyra Print Shop - 140 1/2 Market St.
- Erie Canal Depot - 136 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 survey Palmyra's history, a treasure trove of days gone by. The Erie Canal Depot and Print Shop Museums, both housed in historic buildings, address the importance of both the Erie Canal and printing to Palmyra's history. The Phelps General Store Home and Museum, "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 houses the largest handwoven American coverlet collection in the world and is an important stop for any textile enthusiast or curious visitor alike.