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Ganondagan State Historic Site

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Fascinating displays on Native American history

This new historic site is a gem, less than 20 miles from Rochester. I knew a bit about the overall... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lifeisforlearning
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Washington, D.C.
Finally visited this Seneca Historic Site

We visited here on Sat 8/04 in the morning. This place has been on our radar for awhile. This is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
napngs
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Albany, New York
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The new Seneca Art & Culture Center is an interactive, interpretive facility at Ganondagan telling the story of the Seneca and Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) contributions to art, culture and society for more than 2,000 years to the present day. The gift...more
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7000 County Road 41, Boughton Hill Rd., Victor, NY 14564-9183
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This new historic site is a gem, less than 20 miles from Rochester. I knew a bit about the overall history of the Iroquois from school, but not about the history, customs, culture, language, and food of the Seneca nation, all of which and more...More

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WNewyorker, Public Relations Manager at Ganondagan State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our Historic Site. We're so glad you had the opportunity to explore the Seneca Art & Culture Center. What time was your visit? The longhouse is open Tuesday-Saturday from May 1-Oct 31, from 10 am - 4:30...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited here on Sat 8/04 in the morning. This place has been on our radar for awhile. This is located on the originally homeland of the Senecas of the Iroquois Confederation. It's a NYS site and is staffed by people of the Seneca tribe...More

Thank napngs
WNewyorker, Public Relations Manager at Ganondagan State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to review your experience. We're so pleased you got the opportunity to see the Seneca Art & Culture Center, The Creation Story film, and the longhouse. We hope you return soon and take in some of our programs.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent exhibits illuminate the history of the Haudenosaunee, or tribes of the Iroquois Confederacy. Located on the site of a large Seneca settlement that was destroyed by French soldiers in 1687, there is a new building containing exhibit space, a small theater for informational videos,...More

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WNewyorker, Public Relations Manager at Ganondagan State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. Please come back soon, and catch any of our special programs and events.

Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

Ou group had a business meeting here. It was tied in to the rich history of the site. Our group was treated to a tour of the longhouse the gallery and presentations by the O-non-dowa-gah who are known as the Seneca. We learned of the...More

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WNewyorker, Public Relations Manager at Ganondagan State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2018

Thank you for your review. We are very pleased that it was such an important educational experience for you.

Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

Thoroughly recommend a visit to this calm and informative museum. Beautifully presented and curated with enthusiastic, respectful and knowledgeable staff. The setting is wonderful and the long house is the jewel in the crown. Recreated with care it really evokes life in the village prior...More

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WNewyorker, Public Relations Manager at Ganondagan State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you! Sorry the weather didn't cooperate while you were on one of our trails.

Reviewed April 28, 2018

A small but charming museum delivering information on the true original american population. In this case the Seneca nation, part of the Iroquois confederation. I could hear the local servants speaking in the seneca old language. A small shop allows you to buy some iroquois...More

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WNewyorker, Public Relations Manager at Ganondagan State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2018

Thank you for your review. So glad you enjoyed your visit. If you are on Facebook, we encourage you to follow us and get advanced notice about all our programming and events.

Reviewed March 4, 2018

Went the the Native American Winter Games event and was super impressed with the variety of workshops and educational experiences to engage the whole family. If you like to hear the real history of Native American culture, and you want to taste traditional foods, then...More

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WNewyorker, Public Relations Manager at Ganondagan State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words. We're so glad you enjoyed our Native American Winter Games. Please visit again for our other events.

Reviewed February 21, 2018

Great place to bring children when they have events going on during school breaks. We played a trading game with four teams to see who could get "rich" with their trades based on a 1600 to 1700 economy. Very interesting, educational and was an activity...More

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WNewyorker, Public Relations Manager at Ganondagan State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2018

Thank you for your review, and for bringing your grandkids to our Native American Winter Fun Week!

Reviewed November 10, 2017

What a great stop. Lots of information and history for the Native Americans in the area. It's a very good stop for both kids and adults.

Thank Bernardo F
Reviewed November 5, 2017

This place called Ganondagan Historic Site contains a main building which serves as a museum and outdoor grounds with a Native longhouse and also trails. It is an excellent place to see a video and tour the exhibits in the museum on Native history and...More

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Aoifecquig
January 1, 2018|
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Response from WNewyorker | Property representative |
We look forward to having you come visit! The longhouse reopens every May 1 through October 31. We remove all the objects for storage and safekeeping during the months we are closed to keep them in good condition as the... More
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Renee S
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Response from Jack G | Reviewed this property |
The museum is wheelchair accessible, and there are accessible trails outside to the longhouse. So a stroller should be fine.
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Don F
July 11, 2017|
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Response from daffodil2017 | Reviewed this property |
Admission cost is: adults $8.00. seniors $4.00, students $4.00, Children (5-11yrs) $2.00 under 5yrs free. The admission price for Nov1-April 30th is a dollar less for all age groups.
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