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Museums in Monroe County

Susan B. Anthony House

17 Madison St.

Rochester, NY 14608

585-235-6124

The life and times of women's rights activist Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906). On the National Register of Historic Places. Exhibits, visitors center, museum shop.

ARTISANWorks

565 Blossom Rd., Suite L

Rochester, NY 14610

585-288-7170

A wide range of modern art from oil on canvas to photography to neon signs to sculptures and other physical art.

Baker-Cederberg Museum and Archives

ViaHealth Rochester General Hospital

1425 Portland Ave.

Rochester, NY 14621

585-922-3521

For over half a century, the Baker-Cederberg Museum and Archives has served as the repository of Rochester General's rich heritage. Its collections include minute books of Rochester General's various boards from 1847 to present, scrapbooks, uniforms, memorabilia, and a 22,000-image photo collection.

Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse

Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Historical Society

70 Lighthouse St.

Rochester, NY 14612

585-621-6179

Built in 1822 to help guide ships into the Port of Rochester on Lake Ontario, the keeper's house and garage are now a museum. The lighthouse itself is open to the public. Gift shop. See also www.rudyalicelighthouse.net/OntLts/CharGen/CharGen.htm

George Eastman House/ International Museum of Photography and Film

900 East Ave.

Rochester, NY 14607

585-271-3361

Located at the home of George Eastman, the museum collects and preserves items relating to photography and motion pictures. Exhibits, visiting artists, films, and special events. Discovery room for kids, museum store, and café. The mansion is gorgeous and worthy of a visit for it's own qualities. Numerous gardens over 12.5 acres. Wedding facilities.

Genesee Country Village & Museum

1410 Flint Hill Rd.

Mumford, NY 14511

585-538-6822

Replica of a 19th century village with 67 structures. Gift shop, restaurants, 13 heirloom gardens, art gallery, nature center, hiking trails. Open May through October. Special events year round.

Hoyt-Potter House

133 S. Fitzhugh St.

Rochester, NY 14608

585-546-7029

This ca. 1840 Greek Revival mansion in the Corn Hill district of the city is home to the Landmark Society.

Memorial Art Gallery

University of Rochester

500 University Ave.

Rochester, NY 14607

585-276-8900

New York Museum of Transportation

6393 East River Rd.

Rush, NY 14543

585-533-1113

Anything on wheels--train cars and locomotives, trolleys, fire engines, bicycles, baggage carts as well as railroad signs, a 1908 country depot, and other transportation artifacts and memorabilia. Connected to the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum by a two-mile-long train track. Rides available when weather permits.

Peacock Asian Museum

61 N. Main St.

Honeoye Falls, NY 14472

585-624-7740

Four display rooms each with a different theme. Collection includes porcelains, ivories, hard stones, wood carvings, Cloisonne enamels, Oriental clothing, bronzes, dolls and toys, smoking equipment, war items, precious metals, jewelry, baskets and lacquerware. Pieces range from recent times (1950) to the Han Dynasty (206B.C.-6A.D.). Resource library.

Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum

Erie Railroad Depot

Industry, NY 14474

585-533-1431

The museum currently rosters over 40 pieces of railroad rolling stock, including seven serviceable diesel-electric locomotives, two steam locomotives (currently under restoration), six cabooses, seven freight cars, and several passenger cars. The museum also owns the last remaining Rochester Subway Car #60 which is currently undergoing a multi-year restoration to operating condition. Connected to the New York Museum of Transportation by a two-mile-long train track. Rides available when weather permits.

Rochester Museum & Science Center

657 East Ave.

Rochester, NY 14607

585-271-4320

World-class collection of over 1.2 million artifacts covering regional history, anthropology, and the natural sciences. Numerous exhibits. Campus setting with the museum/science center and Strasenburgh Planetarium [recreational activities\star gazing] in two separate buildings connected by walkways. Herb garden, picnic area, café, and museum shop.

Spencerport Depot and Canal Museum

16 East Ave.

Spencerport, NY 14559

Located in a refurbished trolley depot, the musuem houses historical items from the Erie Canal, the Ogden Telephone Company, the Village of Spencerport, and the Town of Ogden along with a historical branch of the Ogden Farmer’s Library.

Stone-Tolan House Museum

2370 East Ave.

Rochester, NY 14610

585-546-7029

Based on the family life of pioneers Orringh and Elizabeth Stone, this house represents the private and the public activities of a household and rural tavern on the frontier in Brighton, New York. Owned by the Landmark Society.

Strong Museum: National Museum of Play

One Manhattan Square

Rochester, NY 14607

585-263-2700

The museum contains 500,000 objects, including the world’s largest and most historically significant collection of dolls and toys, America’s most comprehensive collections of home crafts and souvenirs, and a nationally important collection of advertising materials. Gift shop, library, carousel, café, sweet shop.

Tinker Cobblestone Farmstead (Tinker Homestead and Farm Museum)

475 Calkins Rd.

Henrietta, NY 14467

585-359-7042

A cobblestone farm completed in 1830, showing the elegance of a federal style house set against the background of a self-sufficient farm. On the National Register of Historic Places. Sixty-eight acres of this property is devoted to the Tinker Nature Park and the Hansen Nature Center.

Victorian Doll Museum

4332 Buffalo Rd.

North Chili, NY 14514

585-247-0130

Over 3,000 dolls from the mid-1800s to the present. Doll hospital and extensive doll gift shop.

Webster Museum and Historical Society

18 Lapham Park

Webster, NY 14580

585-265-3308

The history of Webster from 1800 to the present with particular emphasis on school, home, farm, and store.

Woodside Mansion / Rochester Historical Society

485 East Ave.

Rochester, NY 14607

585-271-2705

Rochester's oldest museum, Woodside was built ca. 1839, the second mansion on East Avenue. This Greek Revival house built by Silas O. Smith is on the National Register of Historic Places. The house, gardens, and historical collections are open to the public.

 

Updated 13 March 2012

 

 

 

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