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Ganondagan State Historic Site

Closes in 10 min: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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I love going to this center since the Native American history is extensive in western New York... read more

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Nice historical site in the middle of nowhere

I was just passing by and thought I'd stop in and check this place out. I parked in the lot and... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2018
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Spencerport, 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 today

I love going to this center since the Native American history is extensive in western New York. Their events feature story tellers and dancing which is always fun to watch. You'll learn a lot about the Native American culture.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

I was just passing by and thought I'd stop in and check this place out. I parked in the lot and walked up the small nature path to the entrance. This area was the original site of a 17th Century Seneca town which was home...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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WNewyorker, Public Relations Manager at Ganondagan State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review. We actually are in Victor, NY, just a minute or two from the village of Victor, and about 20 minutes from Rochester. We're glad you pointed out all of he events we host as well!

Reviewed 28 October 2018

We had a great visit at the Historic Site. First thing you do is sit through about a 15-min video that explains the spiritual beginnings and beliefs of the Seneca Indians. Then you go out to the main exhibition hall that shows artifacts, and history...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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WNewyorker, Public Relations Manager at Ganondagan State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience. We're very glad to hear how much you got out of it.

Reviewed 10 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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WNewyorker, Public Relations Manager at Ganondagan State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

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 25 September 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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WNewyorker, Public Relations Manager at Ganondagan State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2018

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 16 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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WNewyorker, Public Relations Manager at Ganondagan State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

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 13 May 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

Date of experience: May 2018
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WNewyorker, Public Relations Manager at Ganondagan State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

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

Reviewed 5 May 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

Date of experience: May 2018
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WNewyorker, Public Relations Manager at Ganondagan State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

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

Reviewed 29 April 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

Date of experience: April 2018
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WNewyorker, Public Relations Manager at Ganondagan State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 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 4 March 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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank kimstreep
WNewyorker, Public Relations Manager at Ganondagan State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 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.

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Aoifecquig
2 January 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 A6117JFjackg | 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
11 July 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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