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Safe Haven Museum

2 E 7th St, Oswego, NY 13126-1197
+1 315-342-3003
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Went to the museum while in Oswego. Stopped at the Fort first because it would take more time. GPS... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
via mobile
A home for the refugees

This a lovely museum dedicated about the 982 refugees that were brought in from Europe. Hitler went... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Robby G C
Toronto, Canada
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  • Average4%
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2 E 7th St, Oswego, NY 13126-1197
+1 315-342-3003
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went to the museum while in Oswego. Stopped at the Fort first because it would take more time. GPS coordinates did not take us to the correct address, off by one block. We got there during operating hours and the doors were locked. The kids...More

Thank Wirunaways
Reviewed 3 days ago

This a lovely museum dedicated about the 982 refugees that were brought in from Europe. Hitler went after the Jews and other people he didn’t like. He wanted to exterminate them all. Many nations came to their rescue, the States brought 982 Jews into the...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Located at Fort Ontario, the museum reflects the history of almost 1000 refugees brought to the US during World War II. The refugees were provided a safe haven in barracks of Fort Ontario that were no longer occupied by soldiers. The town of Oswego welcomed...More

Thank Cagey429
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Small little museum, but we'll worth a visit. Very interesting to see how this took place. The video made about many who were placed there, including personal stories by Jewish immigrants especially moving. Very close to Fort Ontario. Visit both in the same visit

Thank Eric P
Reviewed 15 May 2017

"Excellent" is not a high enough rating for this Museum depicting a very dark part of World History. Safe Haven is a "MUST - SEE" when visiting Oswego County! If you are not a Native American, and you know your ancestry is from "across the...More

Thank Yili2016
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I had heard stories from my parents regarding the refugees being housed at Fort Ontario, but until my visit, I didn't know the exact extent of it all. Wow, just doesn't cover it.........very emotional and informative. If you visit Oswego, it's a must see! If...More

Thank Margaret P
Reviewed 14 October 2016

You will not be sorry but you will be a better human for the experience of having visited. God works through people and we are responsible to and for each other in times of "Peace and War". The few saved, too few. The millions exterminated....More

Thank Len S
Reviewed 9 October 2016

During WWII, almost 1,000 Jewish refugees from Nazi-Germany were brought to Oswego, NY, and this museum recounts that experience. It is a small building, but the amount of information and learing available is overwhelming. If you get a chance to hear the docent tell the...More

Thank DZ07
Reviewed 5 October 2016

So many people do not know that this museum exists. This should be a "must do" on your list. Such a wonderful story of refugees housed at Fort Ontario. You need to experience this without anyone telling you the story.

Thank nanmusic
Reviewed 14 July 2016

We made a point on our trip from NYC up to the Thousands Islands and Toronto to make stop in Oswego just for this museum. My wife and I both knew the story and had seen a play/musical years ago that was based on the...More

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