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Museums and History

All Things Oz

219 Genesee St., , , 13037

Museum showcasing Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum and all things Oz related. Exhibits from the time of Baum’s birth in 1856 through current day Oz. Thousands of items to enjoy admission $5 children 10 and under free. A wide variety of Oz items available ...

Canastota Canal Town Museum

122 Canal St., , 13032

Housed in one of the many buildings that still exist in Canastota from the original Erie Canal era. The museum is filled with authentic memorabilia as well as exhibits of historical local business. First floor access to handicapped visitors. Open May thro ...

Chenango Canal Association

3472 Canal Rd, , , 13310

Our Chenango Canal Cottage Museum located on Route 20, Bouckville offers vintage photos of our historic past. The Chenango Canal Association maintains and improves 5 miles of the original Towpath Trail along the 181-year old historic canal. A “two-mile” t ...

Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum

717 Lakeport Rd., , 13037

Historic boat building and repair site within the Old Erie Canal Historic Park and on the Erie Canalway Trail. The 6.5 acre site includes a rare 3 bay dry dock, canal side store, blacksmith shop, boat shop, sawmill, walk-on canal boat, nature walk to a fu ...


The Madison County Freedom Trail marks county wide sites of the Underground Railroad that have been identified and researched by the Madison County Freedom Trail Commission. This Commission was created in 2001 by the County Board of Supervisors to assure ...

Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark

5304 Oxbow Rd., , 13035

The Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark (GSENHL) was the home of wealthy abolitionist Gerrit Smith, and is a certified site on the county, state and national Underground Railroad trails, as well as on the I LOVE NY LBGT Trail. Exterior and inte ...


5304 Oxbow Rd., , 13035

The Birdhouse Museum, developed by Greene Smith in 1863, for birds, nests, and eggs he preserved. Collection includes thousands of preserved birds. Along the walking trail, watch for bluebirds, flycatchers, red-bellied sapsuckers, gray and red foxes and m ...

Hamilton Public Library

13 Broad St., , , 13346

Come enjoy books, games, and media for all ages. Browse our art exhibits or local history museum. Stroll through the butterfly garden or stop and sit on our front porch overlooking Hamilton's historic downtown and village green. Attend an enrichment progr ...

Hops Heritage Trail

The Madison County Hop Heritage Trail marks hop kilns and other related hop sites still in existence that document the agricultural impact of commercial hop production in the agricultural history of Madison County and New York State. Hops were grown in a ...

International Boxing Hall of Fame

1 Hall of Fame Drive, , 13032

Exciting and unique displays fill the Hall of Fame including robes, gloves and hand wraps worn by boxing greats! The Hall of Fame Wall features plaques of inductees and videos add live action to the experience. See the world famous Madison Square Garden R ...

Longyear Museum of Anthropology

13 Oak Dr., , 13346

Colgate's own collections of archaeological artifacts are the foundation of the museum. The collections are strongest in Northeastern archaeological materials as well as pre-Columbian sculpture of Mexico and the Andes. The exhibition program aims to demon ...

Lorenzo State Historic Site

17 Rippleton Rd., , 13035

Situated in one of Central New York’s earliest settled communities, and majestically overlooking Cazenovia Lake-Lorenzo State Historic Site offers an opportunity to discover the historic imprint of one trailblazing family and also enjoy a variety of publi ...

Madison County Historical Society

435 Main St., , , 13421

Built in 1849 the Gothic Revival villa was designed by Alexander Jackson Davis and is listed on the State and National Registry of Historic Places. Period furnishings, genealogical library, changing exhibits, and guided tours available. Museum is open yea ...


The Madison County History Trail marks the locations of twenty historical organizations in the County that highlight the history of each Township. These diverse cultural institutions contain special exhibits featuring photographs, area artifacts, period c ...

Madison Hall

Route 20, , 13408

This Greek Revival structure served as the county's courthouse until 1907. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and marked by a Pomeroy historic roadside sign. It has a beautiful upstairs ballroom that can be used for performances, me ...

Museum at  Cazenovia Public Library

100 Albany St., , 13035

This museum covers over two thousand years of history. Here you can see: (1) an ancient Egyptian mummy (2) early Native American tools (3) extinct and rare birds (4) 18th, 19th, & 20th century artifacts including locally-made implements (5) fine Nativ ...

National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum

5255 Pleasant Valley Rd., , , 13035

The National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum (NAHOF) is situated in the building  in which the inaugural meeting of the New York State Antislavery Society met in 1835. NAHOF has exhibits on the abolitionist inductees to the Hall of Fame, the histor ...

Oneida Community Mansion House

170 Kenwood Ave, , , 13421

Oneida Community Mansion House is a National Historic Landmark and former residence of the utopian Oneida Community (1848-1880). The historic site comprises four nineteenth century buildings situated on 33 acres of landscaped lawns and gardens. We are ope ...

Peterboro Area Museum

4608 Peterboro Rd.,

Located in the former school house of the Home for Destitute Children of Madison County. Memorabilia about Peterboro and the Smith family’s colorful history related to abolition, the Underground Railroad, women’s rights, soccer, and Holstein-Friesian cows ...

Picker Art Gallery

Dana Arts Center, , 13346

The Gallery hosts a regular schedule of special exhibitions, lectures, concerts, and events, as well as changing displays from the permanent collection. Strengths collection include the Dr. Luther W. Brady Collection of Modern Art; the Gary M. Hoffer, Mem ...



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