Finger Lakes Museums
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 with exhibits of local and national history, as well as art and science.
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. Curtiss, an aviation pioneer; he piloted the first officially witnessed flight in North America and held U.S. Pilots License #1. Find out more about his quest for flight as well as his work as a motorcycle and bicycle manufacture at the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum.
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.
Explore our list of museums in the Finger Lakes to plan your next educational adventure into the past!