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Bundy Museum of History and Art

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Address: 127 Main St # 129, Binghamton, NY 13905-2742
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+1 607-772-9179
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 17:00

   Tour the restored 1892 Queen Anne home listed on the National...

   Tour the restored 1892 Queen Anne home listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2011. Learn about the history of the Bundy Manufacturing Company and how it evolved into IBM. Other exhibits include a local art gallery, carriage house, the Southern Tier Broadcaster's Hall of Fame and a 1930's barbershop.

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A bit of Americana tucked away

We took a tour of house and museum and enjoyed hearing the history from two young men who volunteered their time. The annex was a pleasant surprise with all the original time... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2017
New Jersey
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New Jersey
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61 reviews
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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We took a tour of house and museum and enjoyed hearing the history from two young men who volunteered their time. The annex was a pleasant surprise with all the original time recorders, Rod Serling memorabilia, and the barber shop recreation. It's places like these that offer a glimpse into the past and keep the history of America alive.

Thank clarkbar1
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Reviewed 15 December 2016

This is a real hidden gem. I recommend taking the tour. It gave us a fascinating insight into the social and economic dimensions of the ti-city area, and especially the birth of IBM. An added bonus was a list of other things to explore and see, including the old IBM campus in Endicott. This is what small, local museums can... More 

1 Thank canadien10
J R, Public Relations Manager at Bundy Museum of History and Art, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review! We take pride in our museum and the history that we tell. Small museums are indeed unique and vital to telling stories of local import and their global ties. Thank you for visiting! More 

Oneonta, New York
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

This little "gem" of an historic museum chronicles the development, growth, and history of an iconic US company, the International Business Machines ...IBM or Big Blue as it is more commonly known. The development of the "time machine" which started the Bundy Time Machine Company in Oneonta, NY, as well as the Bundy family which invented, created, developed and changed... More 

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Penn Valley, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Not only is this a beautiful home with period furniture and architecture but as part of the property there are two other attractions. One is a tribute to the people in radio and television from the local area and their Hall of Fame and then a museum of home town famous author and TV star, Rod Serling. Having a docent... More 

1 Thank elliot r
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

This museum consists mainly of a Victorian style house with a number of original elements. What makes it worth a visit is the guided tour with the Bundy family story (founders of the company that would become IBM) and the discussion of late 19th/early 20th century life.

1 Thank Ray_V4242
Middletown, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Don't overlook this quaint home in a busy section of town. Our docent was very interesting and the home holds many beautiful details. Be sure to see the fascinating shades in the daughter's bedroom that are printed with the "old" view across the street!

2 Thank LJL1974
Binghamton, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We had a lovely time visiting the Bundy Museum! Seeing the mansion in it's authentic way was so interesting and beautiful. The guide took his time to tell us everything about this family and the IBM history. There is also a little side museum about Rod Sterling (Twiligt Zone) For First Friday's you're also at the right address! They have... More 

2 Thank Vestalier
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Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited the museum yesterday and had such a wonderful experience. The guide was excellent, she really did a great job painting a picture of how things were back in the early 1900s. I loved the whisper room upstairs. The whole house is an architectural delight!

3 Thank Nikkichixy
Skaneateles, New York
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Very interesting and eclectic venue. Home of the inventor of the time clock which eventually became IBM. Tour guide was outstanding and staff was friendly. House has incredible woodwork. Also home of (small) Southern Tier Broadcasters Hall of Fame and (small) Twilight Zone Museum. Twilight Zone Museum would be of interest any baby boomer who watched TV as a kid.... More 

3 Thank John K
Vestal, New York, United States
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Reviewed 20 February 2016

Bundy was the family which founded the Bundy Time Company which became International Business Machines, IBM. Two houses side by side in fact on the West Side of Binghamton on Main Street where two brothers eventually lived from about 1900 well into the mid 20th Century. Both building filled with era furniture reflecting the lifestyles of the families through the... More 

3 Thank Henry S

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