List of museums in New York

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This list of museums in New York is a list of museums, defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included. Also included are non-profit art centers and galleries.

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1805 Frisbie HouseSalisbury CenterHerkimerAdirondack RegionLocal historyOperated by the Salisbury Historical Society
1812 Homestead Farm and MuseumWillsboro
44°22′58″N 73°26′51″W / 44.382766°N 73.447638°W / 44.382766; -73.447638 (1812 Homestead Farm and Museum)
EssexAdirondack RegionLivingRecreates daily farm life in the early 19th century
1863 SchoolhouseDeerparkOrangeMid-HudsonLocal history
1890 House Museum and Center for Victorian ArtCortlandCortlandFinger LakesHistoric housewebsite, focuses on Victorian life
1941 Historical Aircraft Group MuseumGeneseoLivingstonFinger LakesAviationAircraft of the World War II and Korean War eras
Adirondack History Center MuseumElizabethtownEssexAdirondack RegionLocal historywebsite, operated by the Essex County Historical Society
Adirondack Lakes Center for the ArtsBlue Mountain LakeHamiltonAdirondack RegionArtwebsite
Adirondack Mennonite Heritage FarmCroghanLewisAdirondack RegionHistoric houseOperated by the Adirondack Mennonite Heritage Association & Historical Society, 19th-century house and farm buildings with exhibits about early Amish-Mennonite settlers in the area
Adirondack MuseumBlue Mountain LakeHamiltonAdirondack RegionLocal historyCollections focus on outdoor recreation, boats and boating, transportation, fine art, work and industry, tourism, and community life
Adsit Log CabinWillsboro
44°25′18″N 73°22′35″W / 44.421667°N 73.376389°W / 44.421667; -73.376389 (Adsit Log Cabin)
EssexAdirondack RegionHistoric house18th-century log cabin
African American Museum of Nassau CountyHempsteadNassauLong IslandAfrican AmericanHistory of African-Americans on Long Island and the African-American contribution to the social and cultural development of American society
Afton Historical MuseumAftonChenangoCentral LeatherstockingLocal historywebsite, operated by the Afton Historical Society
Agricultural Memories MuseumPenn YanYatesFinger LakesTransportationwebsite, antique farm tractors, farm equipment, carriages, toy tractors
Akin Free LibraryPawlingDutchessMid-HudsonMultipleLibrary with museum of local history operated by the Pawling Historical Society and the Olive Gunnison Natural History Museum
Akwesasne Cultural CenterHogansburgFranklinAdirondack RegionNative American
Alan and Helene Rosenberg Jewish Discovery MuseumCommackSuffolkLong IslandEthnic - Jewishwebsite, part of the Suffolk Y JCC, Jewish life, history, values, traditions and heroes, as well as Israel and the Hebrew language
Albany Center GalleryAlbanyAlbanyCapital DistrictArtwebsite, contemporary art
Albany Institute of History and ArtAlbanyAlbanyCapital DistrictMultipleArt, local history, founded in 1791
Albany Pine Bush Discovery CenterAlbanyAlbanyCapital DistrictNatural historywebsite, natural history of the Albany Pine Bush Preserve
Albright-Knox Art GalleryBuffaloErieBuffalo Niagara RegionArtModern and contemporary art
Alice T. Miner MuseumChazyClintonAdirondack RegionHistoric house1824 Colonial Revival house with period furnishings
Alling Coverlet MuseumPalmyraWayneFinger LakesTextilewebsite, coverlets date from the 1830s to the 1880s and quilts, operated by Historic Palmyra
Almanzo Wilder FarmMaloneFranklinAdirondack RegionHistoric housewebsite, boyhood home of Almanzo Wilder
Amelia Cottage MuseumAmagansettSuffolkLong IslandLocal historyOperated by the Amagansett Historical Society
American Airpower MuseumEast FarmingdaleSuffolkLong IslandAviationFeatures flying World War II aircraft manufactured by Republic Aviation
American Italian Museum & Cultural CenterAlbanyAlbanyCapital DistrictEthnicwebsite
American Maple MuseumCroghanLewisAdirondack RegionIndustry - Maplewebsite
American Merchant Marine MuseumKings PointNassauLong IslandMaritimeMarine art and artifacts, National Maritime Hall of Fame
American Museum of CutleryCattaraugusCattaraugusBuffalo Niagara RegionIndustryinformation, examples of knives, swords, edged tools and weapons
Ames MuseumAmesMontgomeryMohawk ValleyLocal history
Antique Boat MuseumClaytonJeffersonThousand IslandsMaritime
Arcade Historical Society MuseumArcadeWyomingBuffalo Niagara RegionLocal historywebsite, also known as the Gibby House
Arkell MuseumCanajoharieMontgomeryMohawk ValleyMultipleAmerican art and history
Arnot Art MuseumElmiraChemungFinger LakesArtIncludes 17th to 19th-century European paintings, and 19th and 20th-century American art, 21st-century contemporary representational art
Art Museum at SUNY PotsdamPotsdamSt. LawrenceThousand IslandsArtAlso known as Gibson Gallery, part of State University of New York at Potsdam
Arts Center of Yates CountyPenn YanYatesFinger LakesArtwebsite, arts center with exhibit gallery
Ashford Historical Society MuseumWest ValleyCattaraugusBuffalo Niagara RegionLocal historyinformation, open by appointment
AWA Wireless MuseumBloomfieldOntarioFinger LakesTechnologywebsite, vintage radio equipment, operated by the Antique Wireless Association
Avon Preservation and Historical Society MuseumAvonLivingstonFinger LakesLocal historywebsite
Babbie Rural & Farm Learning MuseumPeruClintonAdirondack RegionAgriculturewebsite, rural farm buildings, equipment and tools
Bainbridge MuseumBainbridgeChenangoCentral LeatherstockingLocal historyinformation, photos, operated by the Bainbridge Historical Society
Baldwin Historical MuseumBaldwinNassauLong IslandLocal historywebsite, operated by the Baldwin Historical Society
Bannerman CastlePollepel IslandDutchessMid-HudsonHistoric houseTours of the early-20th-century castle house, part in ruins, accessible by boat
Barker Historical MuseumFredoniaChautauquaBuffalo Niagara RegionLocal historywebsite
Bayport AerodromeBayportSuffolkLong IslandAviationHistoric flying aircraft
Bayville Historical MuseumBayvilleNassauLong IslandLocal historyFacebook site, open by appointment
Bedford MuseumBedfordWestchesterLower HudsonLocal historywebsite, operated by the Bedford Historical Society, includes the restored 1787 Court House and local history exhibits, also operates the 1829 School House
Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society Museum ComplexFarmingdaleNassauLong IslandOpen airwebsite, includes an 1833 house, blacksmith shop, boathouse, milk house, collections of Sperry gyroscopes, decoys, antique tools, wedding gowns, dolls and toys from the mid 1800s
Bement-Billings FarmsteadNewark ValleyTiogaFinger LakesHistoric houseOperated by the Newark Valley Historical Society, early 19th-century period house and farmstead, costumed docents with craft demonstrations
Bemus Point Historical MuseumBemus PointChautauquaBuffalo Niagara RegionLocal historyinformation
Benjamin and Dr. Edgar R. Codeld Judaic MuseumBuffaloErieBuffalo Niagara RegionJudaicawebsite, over 1,000 Judaic artifacts dating back to the 10th century, also known as the Codeld Judaic Museum
Benjamin Long HomesteadTonawandaNiagaraBuffalo Niagara RegionHistoric houseinformation, operated by the Historical Society of the Tonawandas
Benjamin Patterson InnCorningSteubenFinger LakesOpen airOperated by the Corning-Painted Post Historical Society, complex includes Benjamin Patterson Inn, Wixson Road Log Cabin, Blacksmith Shop, Starr Barn, Browntown Schoolhouse
Best House and Medical ExhibitMiddleburghSchoharieCapital DistrictHistoric houseFormer country doctor's home with medical exhibits, life from the 1870s to 1940s
Beth Joseph SynagogueTupper LakeFranklinAdirondack RegionEthnic - Jewish
Bevier House MuseumMarbletownUlsterMid-HudsonHistoric houseHome of the Ulster County Historical Society, stone house dating back to the 17th century
Big Flats Historical Society MuseumBig FlatsChemungFinger LakesLocal historywebsite
Big Springs MuseumCaledoniaLivingstonFinger LakesLocal historywebsite, operated by the Big Springs Historical Society
Binghamton University Art MuseumBinghamtonBroomeCentral LeatherstockingArtPart of Binghamton University
Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors CenterNorth BlenheimSchoharieCapital DistrictScienceEnergy and electricity
Blessed Marianne Cope ShrineSyracuseOnondagaCentral New YorkReligiouswebsite, shrine and museum with relics and exhibits about the life Marianne Cope
Blockhouse Museum & Historic ParkBrewertonOswegoCentral New YorkLocal historyOperated by the Fort Brewerton Historical Society, reconstruction of a late-18th-century log block house
Bluff Point LighthouseValcour IslandClintonAdirondack RegionLighthouseOperated by the Clinton County Historical Association, exhibits about the lighthouse and local history and natural history
Bohemia Historical Society MuseumBohemiaSuffolkLong IslandLocal historywebsite
Boldt CastleAlexandria BayJeffersonThousand IslandsHistoric houseEarly-20th-century castle house
Bolton Historical MuseumBolton LandingWarrenAdirondack RegionLocal historywebsite, operated by the Historical Society of the Town of Bolton
Boonville Black River Canal MuseumBoonvilleOneidaAdirondack RegionTransportationwebsite, history of the Black River Canal
BoscobelCold SpringPutnamLower HudsonHistoric house19th-century mansion and estate
Brain MuseumBuffaloErieBuffalo Niagara RegionSciencewebsite, also known as the Museum of Neuroanatomy, collection of brain specimens, part of University at Buffalo
Brick Church MuseumGalenWayneFinger LakesLocal historywebsite, operated by the Galen Historical Society
Brick House MuseumMontgomeryOrangeMid-HudsonHistoric house18th-century estate of Nathaniel Hill
Brick Tavern MuseumMontour FallsSchuylerFinger LakesLocal historyOperated by the Schuyler County Historical Society
Bridge House MuseumPhoenixOswegoCentral New YorkLocal historywebsite
Bridgehampton MuseumBridgehamptonSuffolkLong IslandLocal historywebsite, operated by the Bridgehampton Historical Society, will include the Nathaniel Rogers House
Bronck HouseCoxsackieGreeneCapital DistrictHistoric house17th-century Dutch homestead, operated by the Greene County Historical Society
Brookfield MuseumBrookfieldMadisonCentral LeatherstockingLocal historywebsite, operated by the Town of Brookfield Historical Society
Brookhaven National Laboratory Science MuseumBrookhavenSuffolkLong IslandSciencewebsite, operated by Brookhaven National Laboratory
Brookhaven Volunteer Firefighters MuseumRidgeSuffolkLong IslandFirefightingwebsite
Brookside MuseumBallston SpaSaratoga[Adirondack RegionLocal historyHome of the Saratoga County Historical Society
Buffalo Fire Historical MuseumBuffaloErieBuffalo Niagara RegionFirefighting
Buffalo History MuseumBuffaloErieBuffalo Niagara RegionLocal historyLocal history, industry, Native Americans, pioneers, ethnic heritage and culture, 19th century shops and businesses
Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military ParkBuffaloErieBuffalo Niagara RegionMaritimeHome to several decommissioned US Naval vessels including the Cleveland-class cruiser USS Little Rock, the Fletcher-class destroyer USS The Sullivans, and the submarine USS Croaker
Buffalo Motorcycle MuseumBuffaloErieBuffalo Niagara RegionTransportation - Motorcyclewebsite
Buffalo Museum of ScienceBuffaloErieBuffalo Niagara RegionScienceincludes Tifft Nature Preserve
Buffalo Niagara Heritage VillageAmherstErieBuffalo Niagara RegionLiving12 historic buildings including homes, one-room schoolhouses, a barbershop, and a church, formerly the Amherst Museum
Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh Railway StationOrchard ParkErieBuffalo Niagara RegionRailroadOperated by the Western New York Railway Historical Society
Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow MuseumBuffaloErieBuffalo Niagara RegionTransportationwebsite, cars, motorcycles, bicycles and memorabilia
Bull Stone HouseHamptonburghOrangeMid-HudsonHistoric houseEarly-18th-century stone house
Bullthistle Model Railroad Society MuseumNorwichChenangoCentral LeatherstockingRailroadwebsite, model railroad layouts
Burchfield-Penney Art CenterBuffaloErieBuffalo Niagara RegionArtFeatures works by Charles E. Burchfield, J. J. Lankes and other area artists
Burden Iron WorksTroyRensselaerCapital DistrictIndustry - Iron worksOpen by appointment only
Bundy MuseumBinghamtonBroomeCentral LeatherstockingMultiplewebsite, Victorian period house, Bundy Manufacturing Company time recorder clocks and artifacts, modern & African art, local history, Southern Tier Broadcasters Hall of Fame, period barber shop
Busti Grist Mill & Historical Society MuseumBustiChautauquaBuffalo Niagara RegionMillOpen for annual fall festival and by appointment
Caleb Smith State Park PreserveSmithtownSuffolkLong IslandMultiple543-acre park, features a museum with exhibits about the preserve's history, nature and ecosystems
Call Homestead MuseumAndoverAlleganyBuffalo Niagara RegionHistoryinformation, 19th- and 20th-century farm equipment and traditional rural implements, butter churns, crocks, clocks, quilts, toys, musical instruments, furniture, artwork and local pottery
Cambridge Historical Society MuseumCambridgeWashingtonAdirondack RegionLocal historywebsite, Victorian house with period furnishings and local history displays
Camp SantanoniNewcombEssexAdirondack RegionHistoric campNational Historic Landmark camp open for tours
Camp Shanks World War II MuseumOrangeburgRocklandLower HudsonMilitaryFormer embarkation point for troops in World War II
Canastota Canal Town MuseumCanastotaMadisonCentral LeatherstockingLocal history
Cape Vincent Historical MuseumCape VincentJeffersonThousand IslandsLocal historyinformation
Caramoor Center for Music and the ArtsKatonahWestchesterLower HudsonHistoric houseEstate with gardens, summer music festival
Carmel Historical CenterCarmelPutnamLower HudsonLocal historywebsite, Facebook site
Carnegie Arts CenterNorth TonawandaNiagaraBuffalo Niagara RegionArtContemporary art exhibits, visual art and dance classes
Caroga Historical MuseumCarogaFultonAdirondack RegionOpen airwebsite, farm house, exhibit barn, general store, cobbler's shop, ice house and Sherman's Park Arcade, operated by the Caroga Historical Association
Carriage House Museum (Camden, New York)CamdenOneidaCentral LeatherstockingTransportation - Carriagesinformation, information
Cary Hill Sculpture ParkSalemWashingtonAdirondack RegionArtSculpture park
CAS Arts CenterLivingston ManorSullivanMid-HudsonArtwebsite, operated by the Catskill Art Society
Casey's CottageMexicoOswegoThousand IslandsHistoricwebsite, located in Mexico Point Park, medieval-style cottage
Castellani Art MuseumLewistonNiagaraBuffalo Niagara RegionArtContemporary art and folk art, part of Niagara University
Castile Historical MuseumCastileWyomingBuffalo Niagara RegionLocal historywebsite, operated by the Castile Historical Society
Catamount People's MuseumCatskillGreeneCapital DistrictCulturewebsite, people, stories, culture and history of the Catskill Mountains, located in a bobcat-shaped building built out of salvaged wood[1]
Cattaraugus County MuseumMachiasCattaraugusBuffalo Niagara RegionLocal historywebsite, also known as the Stone House
Catskill Fly Fishing Center and MuseumLivingston ManorSullivanMid-HudsonSports
Caverns Creek Grist MillHowes CaveSchoharieCapital DistrictMillwebsite, museum and country store
Cayuga Museum of History and ArtAuburnCayugaFinger LakesMultipleLocal history, art, culture and the invention of sound film
CedarmereRoslyn HarborNassauLong IslandHistoric houseEarly 20th-century mansion, former estate of poet and journalist William Cullen Bryant
Central Square MuseumCentral SquareOswegoThousand IslandsRailroadwebsite, operated by the Central New York Chapter, National Railway Historical Society
Center for Photography at WoodstockWoodstockUlsterMid-HudsonArtArtist-centered contemporary photography organization with exhibits
CEPA GalleryBuffaloErieBuffalo Niagara RegionArtwebsite, contemporary photography and visual arts center
Champlain Valley Transportation MuseumPlattsburghClintonAdirondack RegionTransportationIncludes cars, canoes, trains, trolleys and more
Chapman Historical MuseumGlens FallsWarrenAdirondack RegionHistoric houseLate-19th-century period house
Charles Dickert Wildlife CollectionSaranac LakeFranklinAdirondack RegionNatural historywebsite, located on the first floor of the Saranac Lake Free Library, taxidermy specimens of local animals
Charlotte-Genesee LighthouseRochesterMonroeFinger LakesLighthouseOperated by the Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Historical Society
Charlton Historical Society MuseumCharltonSaratogaAdirondack RegionLocal historywebsite
Chautauqua InstitutionChautauquaChautauquaBuffalo Niagara RegionArtVisual arts gallery, performing arts
Cheektowaga Historical MuseumCheektowagaErieBuffalo Niagara RegionLocal historywebsite, operated by the Cheektowaga Historical Association
Chemung Valley History MuseumElmiraChemungFinger LakesLocal historyOperated by the Chemung County Historical Society
Chenango Canal Cottage MuseumBouckvilleMadisonCentral LeatherstockingLocal historywebsite, operated by the Chenango Canal Association
Chenango County Historical Society MuseumNorwichChenangoCentral LeatherstockingLocal historywebsite
Cherry Valley MuseumCherry ValleyOtsegoCentral LeatherstockingLocal historyinformation
Children's Museum at SaratogaSaratoga SpringsSaratogaCapital DistrictChildren'swebsite
Children's Museum of Science and TechnologyTroyRensselaerCapital DistrictScience
Children's Museum of the East EndBridgehamptonSuffolkLong IslandChildren'swebsite
Children's Museum of History, Natural History, Science & TechnologyUticaOneidaAdirondack RegionChildren's
Chittenango Landing Canal Boat MuseumChittenangoMadisonCentral LeatherstockingTransportation - Canalswebsite
Cigarville Railroad Station MuseumClayOnondagaCentral New YorkLocal historyinformation, information, operated by the Town of Clay Historical Association
Clarence Historical MuseumClarenceErieBuffalo Niagara RegionLocal historywebsite, operated by the Clarence Historical Society
Clarendon Historical Society MuseumClarendonOrleansBuffalo Niagara RegionLocal historyinformation
Clermont State Historic SiteClermontColumbiaCapital DistrictHistoric house1930s period manor house and estate with exhibits about the Livingston family
Clifton F. West Historical MuseumHagueWarrenAdirondack RegionLocal historywebsite
Clinton AcademyEast HamptonSuffolkLong IslandEducationwebsite, operated by the East Hampton Historical Society, adjacent to Town House
Clinton County Historical MuseumPlattsburghClintonAdirondack RegionLocal historywebsite, operated by the Clinton County Historical Association
Clove Furnace Historic SiteArdenOrangeMid-HudsonIndustryIron blast furnace ruins and museum
Cobblestone Society MuseumChildsOrleansBuffalo Niagara RegionLocal historywebsite
Columbia County MuseumKinderhookColumbiaCapital DistrictLocal historywebsite, operated by the Columbia County Historical Society
Colton MuseumColtonSt. LawrenceThousand IslandsLocal historywebsite, open daily 10-2 and by appointment with the Colton Historical Society
Constitution IslandWest PointOrangeMid-HudsonHistoric house - FortTour includes boat ride to and from island, guided tour of Revolutionary War fortifications and 17 room Warner House
Cook Museum of Local HistoryGalwaySaratogaAdirondack RegionLocal historyinformation, restored Victorian house with Victorian rooms, dolls, clothing, dishes, tools, bibles
Cornerstone Park (Carmel, New York)CarmelPutnamLower HudsonLocal historywebsite
Corning Museum of GlassCorningSteubenFinger LakesIndustry - Glass
Cottage Lawn MuseumOneidaMadisonCentral LeatherstockingHistoric houseOperated by the Madison County Historical Society, Victorian period house and local history displays
Cradle of Aviation MuseumGarden CityNassauLong IslandAviation
Crandall Public Library Folklife CenterGlens FallsWarrenAdirondack RegionMultiplewebsite, exhibits of the history and culture of the upper Hudson valley and southern Adirondacks of upstate New York
Czurles-Nelson GalleryBuffaloErieBuffalo Niagara RegionArtwebsite, part of Buffalo State College
Cropsey HomesteadHastings-on-HudsonWestchesterLower HudsonArtAlso known as Ever Rest, studio with artwork of Jasper F. Cropsey, operated by the Newington-Cropsey Foundation
Crown Point State Historic SiteCrown PointEssexAdirondack RegionMilitaryRemains of a Colonial era fort and museum
Cuba Cheese MuseumCubaAlleganyBuffalo Niagara RegionFoodinformation, information
Cuba Historical Society MuseumCubaAlleganyBuffalo Niagara RegionLocal historyinformation
Cudner-Hyatt HouseScarsdaleWestchesterLower HudsonHistoric houseFacebook site, operated by the Scarsdale Historical Society, property includes 1828 Quaker Meeting House
Custom House (Sag Harbor, New York)Sag HarborSuffolkLong IslandHistoric houseRestored late 18th-century house, operated by the Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities
Cutchogue Village GreenCutchogueSuffolkLong Island]Open airwebsite, includes Old House (Cutchogue), operated by the Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council
Daniel Parrish Witter Agricultural MuseumSyracuseOnondagaCentral New YorkAgriculturewebsite, information, open during the New York State Fair, farming tools, equipment, log cabin, demonstrations
Dansville Area Historical MuseumDansvilleLivingstonFinger LakesLocal historywebsite, operated by the Dansville Area Historical Society
Dart Airport Aviation MuseumMayvilleChautauquaBuffalo Niagara RegionAviationinformation
Darwin D. Martin HouseBuffaloErieBuffalo Niagara RegionHistoric houseDesigned by Frank Lloyd Wright
Das HausWheatfieldNiagaraBuffalo Niagara RegionHistoric housewebsite, German heritage museum
David Conklin Farmhouse MuseumHuntingtonSuffolkLong IslandHistoric houseOperated by the Huntington Historical Society, illustrates three periods of the country's history: Colonial, Federal and Victorian
David Crawford HouseNewburghOrangeMid-HudsonHistoric houseOperated by the Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands
David Sayre Store and House MuseumMilfordOtsegoCentral LeatherstockingHistoryFacebook site, information, early-19th-century period store operated by the Greater Milford Historical Association
Dayton Historical MuseumDaytonCattaraugusBuffalo Niagara RegionLocal historyinformation
Dayton's Corners SchoolPenfieldMonroeFinger LakesEducationOpen during special events, one room schoolhouse
De Kalb Historical Association MuseumDe KalbSt. LawrenceThousand IslandsLocal historyinformation
Delaware and Hudson Canal MuseumHigh FallsUlsterMid-HudsonTransportation - CanalHistory of the Delaware & Hudson Canal, operated by the D & H Canal Historical Society
Deposit Historical Society MuseumDepositDelawareCentral LeatherstockingLocal historywebsite
DeRuyter MuseumDeRuyterMadisonCentral LeatherstockingLocal historyOperated by the Tromptown Historical Society
DeWint HouseTappanRocklandLower HudsonHistoric house18th-century Colonial Dutch house, temporary headquarters of Commander-in-Chief George Washington during the American Revolution
Dia:BeaconBeaconDutchessMid-HudsonArtContemporary art
Discovery Center of the Southern TierBinghamtonBroomeCentral LeatherstockingChildren'swebsite
Dolan DNA Learning CenterCold Spring HarborSuffolkLong IslandScienceEducational science center of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Dollhouse Hall of FameCooperstownOtsegoCentral LeatherstockingToyFacebook site, collection of dollhouses
Donald M. Kendall Sculpture GardensPurchaseWestchesterLower HudsonSculpture parkCollection of 45 pieces of outdoor sculpture at the Pepsico world headquarters
Dowd GalleryCortlandCortlandFinger LakesArtwebsite, part of State University of New York at Cortland
Dr. Daniel Kissam House MuseumHuntingtonSuffolkLong IslandHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Huntington Historical Society
Dr. John Quincy Howe HousePhelpsOntarioFinger LakesLocal historyOperated as a museum of local history by the Phelps Community Historical Society
Dunkirk Lighthouse & Veterans MuseumDunkirkChautauquaBuffalo Niagara RegionMilitaryLighthouse and keeper's cottage with collection of military artifacts
Dunkirk Historical MuseumDunkirkChautauquaBuffalo Niagara RegionLocal historywebsite, local history, art and culture, includes Brooks Locomotive Works equipment and artifacts,
Durham Center MuseumEast DurhamGreeneCapital DistrictLocal historywebsite
Dyke MuseumWellsvilleAlleganyBuffalo Niagara RegionLocal historyinformation, operated by The Thelma Rogers Genealogical & Historical Society
Earle-Wightman HouseOyster BayNassauLong IslandHistoric houseOperated by the Oyster Bay Historical Society
East Bloomfield Historical SocietyEast BloomfieldOntarioFinger LakesLocal historywebsite
East End Seaport MuseumGreenportSuffolkLong IslandMaritimewebsite, operated by the Oyster Bay Historical Society
East Hampton Marine MuseumEast HamptonSuffolkLong IslandMaritimewebsite, operated by the East Hampton Historical Society
East Otto Historical MuseumEast OttoCattaraugus CountyBuffalo Niagara RegionLocal historyinformation
East Rockaway Grist Mill MuseumEast RockawayNassauLong IslandLocal historyLocated in a historic grist mill building
Edith Langley Barrett Fine Art GalleryUticaOneidaAdirondack RegionArtwebsite, part of Utica College
Edmonston HouseNew WindsorOrangeMid-HudsonHistoric house18th-century period house
Edward Hopper House Art CenterNyackRocklandLower HudsonArt
Edwards HomesteadSayvilleSuffolkLong IslandLocal historywebsite, operated by the Sayville Historical Society
Edwin Welling Van Duzer Memorial HouseMiddletownOrangeMid-HudsonHistoric houseFacebook site, information, home of the Historical Society of Middletown & the Wallkill Precinct
El Museo Francisco Oller y Diego RiveraBuffaloErieBuffalo Niagara RegionArtwebsite, exhibition of fine art by Latin/Caribbean, African-American and other artists of color
Elbert Hubbard Roycroft MuseumEast AuroraErieBuffalo Niagara RegionHistoric houseArts and Crafts movement style home featuring furniture and decorative items produced by the Roycroft community
Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic SiteHyde ParkDutchessMid-HudsonHistoric house
Eleazer Harding HouseOtisvilleOrangeMid-HudsonHistoric houseinformation, information, operated by Mount Hope Historical Society
Elijah Miller HouseWhite PlainsWestchesterLower HudsonHistoric house18th-century farmhouse used during the Revolutionary War by General George Washington as a headquarters command post during the Battle of White Plains
Elizabeth Cady Stanton HouseSeneca FallsSenecaFinger LakesHistoric housePart of Women's Rights National Historical Park
Ellenville Public Library and MuseumEllenvilleUlsterMid-HudsonLocal historywebsite, known as the Terwilliger House Museum
Ellicottville Historical MuseumEllicottvilleCattaraugusBuffalo Niagara RegionLocal historyinformation, open seasonally
Elma Historical Society MuseumElmaErieBuffalo Niagara RegionHistorywebsite, local history, also 1847 water-powered saw mill
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature CenterVoorheesvilleAlbanyCapital DistrictNatural history
Empire State Aerosciences MuseumGlenvilleSchenectadyCapital DistrictAviation
Empire State Railway MuseumPhoeniciaUlsterMid-HudsonRailroad
Empire State Theater Musical Instrument MuseumSyracuseOnondagaCentral New YorkMusicwebsite, located in the Empire Expo Center and open during the New York State Fair, theater organs
Endicott Visitor CenterEndicottBroomeCentral LeatherstockingLocal historywebsite, includes a museum of local history
Erie Canal Discovery CenterLockportNiagaraBuffalo Niagara RegionTransportationwebsite, operated by the Niagara County Historical Society, construction and operations of the Erie Canal
Erie Canal MuseumSyracuseOnondagaCentral New YorkMaritimePart of Erie Canal Village
Erie Canal ParkCamillusOnondagaFinger LakesHistorywebsite, includes Sims' Store Museum, replica of the original Sims' canal store, and a steam engine exhibit
Erie Canal VillageRomeOneidaCentral New YorkLivingwebsite, includes Erie Canal Museum, Harden Museum of horse-drawn vehicles, New York State Museum of Cheese and many 19th-century buildings
Esperance Historical MuseumEsperanceSchoharieCapital DistrictLocal historywebsite, Facebook site, operated by the Esperance Historical Society
Everson Museum of ArtSyracuseOnondagaCentral New YorkArtAmerican art
Explore & More Children's MuseumEast AuroraErieBuffalo Niagara RegionChildren's
Falaise MansionSands PointNassauLong IslandHistoric housewebsite, mid 20th-century mansion of Harry Frank Guggenheim, located in Sands Point Preserve
Fannie Bartlett House/Olean Point MuseumOleanCattaraugusBuffalo Niagara RegionLocal historyinformation, information
Farmers' MuseumCooperstownOtsegoCentral LeatherstockingFarmLiving farm museum, also home to the Empire State Carousel
FASNY Museum of FirefightingHudsonColumbiaCapital DistrictFirefightingwebsite, heritage of firefighting in New York State
Fenimore Art MuseumCooperstownOtsegoCentral LeatherstockingArtAmerican Folk, North American Indian, Hudson River School and 19th-century genre art and American photography
Fenton History CenterJamestownChautauquaBuffalo Niagara RegionLocal history
Fiddlers Hall of Fame and MuseumRedfieldOswegoAdirondack RegionHall of Fame - musicwebsite
Fields Sculpture ParkGhentColumbiaCapital DistrictSculpture parkwebsite, located on the Omi International Arts Center campus
Finger Lakes Boating MuseumPenn YanYatesFinger LakesMaritimewebsite, over 60 Finger-Lakes-built boats
Fire Island LighthouseEast RockawaySuffolkLong IslandLighthouse
Fire Museum of SyracuseSyracuseOnondagaCentral New YorkFirefightinginformation, open by appointment only
Firehouse Plaza Art GalleryGarden CityNassauLong IslandArtwebsite, part of Nassau Community College
Fitz-Greene Hallock HomesteadLake RonkonkomaSuffolkLong IslandHistoric housewebsite, 14-room home built in 1888, complete with original Hallock family furnishings, includes summer kitchen, chicken coop, pump house, grounds
Fleischmanns Museum of MemoriesFleischmannsDelawareCentral LeatherstockingLocal historyinformation
Fort CrailoRensselaerRensselaerCapital DistrictHistoric houseColonial New Netherland history, also known as Crailo State Historic Site
Fort Decker Museum of HistoryPort JervisOrangeMid-HudsonHistoric houseOperated as a local history museum by the Minisink Valley Historical Society
Fort Delaware MuseumNarrowsburgSullivanMid-HudsonLivingwebsite, depiction of the life of pioneers who settled in the Upper Delaware Valley in 1754
Fort Drum MuseumFort DrumJeffersonThousand IslandsMilitarywebsite, history of the 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum, Facebook site
Fort KlockSt. JohnsvilleMontgomeryMohawk ValleyLivingRevolutionary era historic homestead, Colonial Dutch Barn, blacksmith shop, and 19th-century schoolhouse
Fort Montgomery State Historic SiteFort MontgomeryOrangeMid-HudsonMilitaryAmerican Revolutionary War site and museum
Fort OntarioOswegoOswegoAdirondack RegionMilitaryStar-shaped fort restored to its 1868-1872 appearance
Fort Plain Museum & Historical ParkFort PlainMontgomeryCentral LeatherstockingHistorywebsite, Revolutionary War headquarters of Marinus Willett
Fort Stanwix National MonumentRomeOneidaAdirondack RegionMilitaryReconstructed Colonial fort, important site during the American Revolutionary War, living history enactments
Fort TiconderogaTiconderogaEssexAdirondack RegionMilitaryRevolutionary fort with costumed interpreters represent 18th-century soldiers and refugee women
Fort William HenryLake GeorgeWarrenAdirondack RegionMilitaryFrench & Indian War fort with costumed interpreters
Fosdick-Nelson GalleryAlfredAlleganyBuffalo Niagara RegionArtwebsite, part of Alfred University, contemporary art
Foster Cottage MuseumClifton SpringsOntarioFinger LakesHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Clifton Springs Historical Society
Frances Lehman Loeb Art CenterPoughkeepsieDutchessMid-HudsonArtPart of Vassar College
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and MuseumHyde ParkDutchessMid-HudsonBiographical
Franklin House of HistoryMaloneFranklinAdirondack RegionHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Franklin County Historical and Museum Society
Frederic Remington Art MuseumOgdensburgSt. LawrenceThousand IslandsArtWorks of Frederic Remington
Fred J. Johnston MuseumKingstonUlsterMid-HudsonHistoric housewebsite, operated by Friends of Historic Kingston, adjacent to Friends of Historic Kingston Museum
Freeport MuseumFreeportNassauLong IslandLocal historywebsite, operated by the Freeport Historical Society
Friends of Historic Kingston MuseumKingstonUlsterMid-HudsonLocal historywebsite, operated by Friends of Historic Kingston, adjacent to Fred J. Johnston Museum
Frisbee House and MuseumDelhiDelawareCentral LeatherstockingOpen airOperated by the Delaware County Historical Association, home to 7 historic buildings including the 1797 Frisbee House
Frontenac MuseumUnion SpringsCayugaFinger LakesLocal historywebsite, operated by the Frontenac Historical Society
Fryer Memorial MuseumMunnsvilleMadisonCentral LeatherstockingLocal historywebsite
Fulton County MuseumGloversvilleFultonAdirondack RegionLocal historywebsite, operated by the Fulton County Historical Society
Gallery NorthSetauketSuffolkLong IslandArtwebsite, contemporary art in a variety of media: painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, glass, metal and fiber
Ganondagan State Historic SiteVictorOntarioFinger LakesNative AmericanSeneca village
Garvies Point Museum and PreserveGlen CoveNassauLong IslandMultiplewebsite, Long Island geology, Native American culture and archaeology, natural history
Gates House MuseumWarsawWyomingBuffalo Niagara RegionLocal historyOperated by the Warsaw Historical Society, 19th-century house
Gateway MuseumMorristownSt. LawrenceThousand IslandsHistorywebsite, local history, culture
General Richard Montgomery HouseRhinebeckDutchessMid-HudsonHistoric housewebsite, occupied by General Richard Montgomery during the American Revolutionary War, open by appointment with the Chancellor Livingston Chapter, NSDAR
Genesee Country Village and MuseumMumfordMonroeFinger LakesLiving19th-century living history museum, includes John L. Wehle Gallery of Sporting Art, Genesee Country Nature Center, Carriage Museum, Silver Baseball Park and Heirloom Gardens
Geneva History MuseumGenevaOntarioFinger LakesLocal historywebsite, located in the Prouty-Chew House
George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and FilmRochesterMonroeFinger LakesPhotographyHistoric mansion with exhibits on photography and film
George Barton HouseBuffaloErieBuffalo Niagara RegionHistoric houseDesigned by Frank Lloyd Wright
Georgetown Historical Society MuseumGeorgetownMadisonCentral LeatherstockingLocal historyinformation, see page 10
Georgi on the Battenkill Museum and ParkShushanWashingtonAdirondack RegionArtwebsite, Italian, Dutch, Flemish, German and French paintings from the 14th through the 18th centuries, Chinese and Asian tapestries and figurines
Gerrit Smith EstatePeterboroMadisonFinger LakesHistoric house19th-century house, site along the Underground Railroad
Gilboa MuseumGilboaSchoharieMohawk ValleyLocal history[h website], fossils, local history, operated by the Gilboa Historical Society
Glebe HousePoughkeepsieDutchessMid-HudsonHistoric house18th-century period house
Glenn H. Curtiss MuseumHammondsportSteubenFinger LakesAviationEarly aviation and local history
Gomez Mill HouseNewburghOrangeMid-HudsonHistoric houseEarliest surviving Jewish residence in North America
Goodsell MuseumOld ForgeHerkimerAdirondack RegionLocal historyOperated by the Town of Webb Historical Association
Gouverneur MuseumGouverneurSt. LawrenceThousand IslandsLocal historywebsite
Grandin Printing ShopPalmyraWayneFinger LakesHistorywebsite, historic print shop of E. B. Grandin, first publisher of the Book of Mormon
Granger Homestead and Carriage MuseumCanandaiguaOntarioFinger LakesHistoric house19th-century period mansion, collection of carriages
Grant Cottage State Historic SiteWiltonSaratogaCapital DistrictHistoric houseLate-19th-century period house where President Ulysses S. Grant died in 1885
GraycliffDerbyErieBuffalo Niagara RegionHistoric houseDesigned by Frank Lloyd Wright
Greater Oneonta Historical Society History CenterOneontaOtsegoCentral LeatherstockingLocal historywebsite
Greece MuseumGreeceMonroeFinger LakesLocal historywebsite, operated by the Greece Historical Society
Greenfield Park MuseumWawarsingUlsterMid-HudsonEducationOne room schoolhouse
Griffis International Sculpture GardenRomeOneidaCentral New YorkArtwebsite, outdoor art park, works created by Sculpture Space
Griffis Sculpture ParkEast OttoCattaraugusBuffalo Niagara RegionArt425-acre (1.72 km2) outdoor art museum
Groton Historical Association MuseumGrotonTompkinsFinger LakesLocal historywebsite
Guild Hall (Easthampton, New York)East HamptonSuffolkLong IslandArtwebsite, community arts center, includes the Guild Hall Museum with world-class art exhibitions of internationally renowned visual artists and emerging regional artists
H.P. Sears Oil Co. Service Station MuseumRomeOneidaCentral New YorkAutomotivewebsite, restored service station with automotive memorabilia
Hagadorn HouseAlmondAlleganyBuffalo Niagara RegionHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Almond Historical Society
Half-Shire Historical Society MuseumRichlandOswegoAdirondack RegionLocal historywebsite
Hallockville Museum FarmRiverheadSuffolkLong IslandOpen air18 buildings on 28 acres (110,000 m2) of farmland, Hallock Homestead interpreted to 1880-1910 Victorian era
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts CenterBuffaloErieBuffalo Niagara RegionArtShowcases artists of diverse backgrounds in film, video, literature, music, performance, media and visual arts
Halsey HouseSouthamptonSuffolkLong IslandHistoric house
Hamilton Hill Arts CenterSchenectadySchenectadyCapital DistrictArtwebsite, African and African American art and culture
Hammond Historical MuseumHammondSt. LawrenceThousand IslandsLocal historywebsite, operated by the R.T. Elethorp Historical Society
Hammond MuseumNorth SalemWestchesterLower HudsonArtwebsite, exhibits of East Asian art and culture and Japanese stroll garden
Hancock House MuseumTiconderogaEssexAdirondack RegionLocal historyOperated by the Ticonderoga Historical Society
Handwerker GalleryIthacaTompkinsFinger LakesArtwebsite, part of Ithaca College
Hanford Mills MuseumEast MeredithDelawareCentral LeatherstockingMillSawmill, gristmill, feed mill, woodworking shop and hardware store
Harmony Historical SocietyBlockvilleChautauquaBuffalo Niagara RegionLocal historywebsite
Harness Racing Museum & Hall of FameGoshenOrangeMid-HudsonHall of fame - Sports
Harriet Tubman HomeAuburnCayugaFinger LakesBiographicalPlace where Harriet Tubman spent her last years
Hart-Cluett MansionTroyRensselaerCapital DistrictHistoric houseOperated by the Rensselaer County Historical Society, 19th-century period rowhouse
Hartford Museum & Howard Hanna Memorial Civil War Enlistment CenterHartfordWashingtonAdirondack RegionLocal historyMuseum located in the Elisha Straight House, depicts life and local industry in the 19th century, Center depicts the history of the area men who enlisted for the American Civil War
Hastings Historical SocietyHastings-on-HudsonWestchesterLower HudsonLocal historywebsite
Havens HouseShelter IslandSuffolkLong IslandHistoric houseOperated by the Shelter Island Historical Society
Haverstraw Brick MuseumHaverstrawRocklandLower HudsonIndustrywebsite, area brick making industry
Hawkins Point Visitors CenterMassenaSt. LawrenceThousand IslandsSciencewebsite, operated by the New York Power Authority at the St. Lawrence-FDR Power Project, exhibits about energy, electricity and the North Country
Heart's Delight FarmChazyClintonAdirondack RegionFarmwebsite
Heckscher Museum of ArtHuntingtonSuffolkLong IslandArt
Henderson Historical Society and MuseumHendersonJeffersonThousand IslandsLocal historywebsite
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of ArtIthacaTompkinsFinger LakesArtPart of Cornell University
Heritage Discovery Center BuffaloBuffaloErieBuffalo Niagara RegionIndustryFacebook site, railway, steel and industrial heritage of Western New York, includes the Steel Plant Museum, Western New York Railway Historical Society and other organizations
Heritage Museum on the Hemlock FairgroundsHemlockLivingstonFinger LakesHistorywebsite, open during the fair and by appointment
Heritage Square MuseumOntarioWayneFinger LakesOpen airwebsite, buildings from mid-19th century
Herkimer County Historical Society Suiter Building MuseumHerkimerHerkimerAdirondack RegionLocal history
Herkimer County JailHerkimerHerkimerAdirondack RegionPrisonTours given by the Herkimer County Historical Society
Herkimer Diamond Mines MuseumHerkimerHerkimerAdirondack RegionNatural history[1], includes the Herkimer Diamond Mines Gift Shop, Museum, and Prospecting Area, includes exhibits of minerals and fossils
Herkimer Home State Historic SiteDanubeHerkimerAdirondack RegionHistoric house18th-century period house
Heroes of Baseball Wax MuseumCooperstownOtsegoCentral LeatherstockingWaxwebsite
Herschell Carrousel Factory MuseumNorth TonawandaNiagaraBuffalo Niagara RegionCarrouselHoused in an original carousel factory building
Hervey Ely HouseRochesterMonroeFinger LakesHistoric house19th-century mansion, operated by the Irondequoit chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution
Hessel Museum of ArtAnnandale-on-HudsonDutchessMid-HudsonArtPart of Bard College, contemporary art
Hicksville Gregory MuseumHicksvilleNassauLong IslandNatural historywebsite, collections of fossils, butterflies, minerals and telephones, located in the Heitz Place Courthouse
High Falls Interpretive Center and MuseumRochesterMonroeFinger LakesLocal historywebsite, local history, industry, culture, art, operated by the Office of the City Historian
Hill-Hold MuseumHamptonburghOrangeMid-HudsonHistoric houseHudson Valley farm in the 1830s
Historic Cherry HillAlbanyAlbanyCapital DistrictHistoric house17th-century house reflecting owners through the 19th century
Historic Huguenot StreetGardinerOrangeMid-HudsonOpen airTours of historic houses, including Locust Lawn Estate, operated by the Huguenot Historical Society
Historic Pittsford MuseumPittsfordMonroeFinger LakesLocal historywebsite
Historical Society of Rockland County History Center MuseumNew CityRocklandLower HudsonLocal historywebsite
The Historical Society, Inc.TarrytownWestchesterLower HudsonLocal historywebsite, history of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow
The History Center in Tompkins CountyIthacaTompkinsFinger LakesHistorywebsite
History HouseMoraviaCayugaFinger LakesLocal historywebsite, operated by the Cayuga-Owasco Lakes Historical Society
H. Lee White Marine MuseumOswegoOswegoAdirondack RegionMaritimeBoats, ship models, sailmakers' tools, navigational equipment, nautically themed painting, nautical artifacts; home of the World War II-era tugboat Nash
Hobart Historical CenterHobartDelawareCentral LeatherstockingLocal history
Hoffman Clock MuseumNewarkWayneFinger LakesHorologywebsite, shares a portion of the Newark Public Library, history of timekeeping, includes over 300 clocks, watches and tools
Hofstra University MuseumHempsteadNassauLong IslandArtCollection includes art, photography and ethnographic objects dating from 5,000 BCE to the contemporary period and representing 6 continents
Holland Land Office MuseumBataviaGeneseeBuffalo Niagara RegionLocal historyHistory of the Holland Land Company
Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau CountyGlen CoveNassauLong IslandHistorywebsite, history of the Holocaust, dangers of antisemitism, racism, bullying and other manifestations of intolerance
Holocaust Museum & Study CenterSpring ValleyRocklandLower HudsonHistorywebsite
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic SiteHyde ParkDutchessMid-HudsonHistoric house
Home Sweet Home (New York)East HamptonSuffolkLong IslandHistoric housewebsite
Hook WindmillEast HamptonSuffolkLong IslandMillRestored 1736 windmill
Hopkinton Town MuseumHopkintonSt. LawrenceThousand IslandsLocal historyinformation
Horace Greeley HouseChappaquaWestchesterLower HudsonHistoric houseOperated by the New Castle Historical Society, 19th-century home of newspaper editor and later presidential candidate Horace Greeley
Horicon MuseumBrant LakeWarrenAdirondack RegionLocal historywebsite, operated by the Town of Horicon Historical Society
Hornell Erie Depot MuseumHornellSteubenFinger LakesRailroadwebsite, Erie Railroad memorabilia
Horseheads Historical Society Depot MuseumHorseheadsChemungFinger LakesLocal historywebsite
Horton Point LighthouseSoutholdSuffolkLong IslandLighthouse
House of Frankenstein Wax MuseumLake GeorgeWarrenAdirondack RegionWax museumwebsite, wax models of scary figures
Howe CavernsHowesSchoharieCapital DistrictNatural historyCavern tours and the Cave House Museum of Mining & Geology
Howland Stone Store MuseumSherwoodCayugaFinger LakesLocal history
Hudson Highlands Nature MuseumCornwallOrangeMid-HudsonNature centerwebsite
Hudson River Maritime MuseumKingstonUlsterMid-HudsonMaritimeHistory of shipping, boating and industry on the Hudson River and its tributaries; operates the Rondout Light for tours
Hudson River MuseumYonkersWestchesterLower HudsonMultipleArt, natural history, planetarium
Hunting Tavern MuseumAndesDelawareCentral LeatherstockingHistoric sitewebsite, operated by the Andes Society for History and Culture
Hurley Heritage Society MuseumKingstonUlsterMid-HudsonHistoric housewebsite, also known as Col. Jonathan Elmendorf House
Hyde CollectionGlens FallsWarrenAdirondack RegionArtPrivate art collection in original home context, includes American, French and Italian art, furnishings, textiles, silver and ceramics
Hyde HallSpringfieldOtsegoCentral LeatherstockingHistoric houseAdjacent to Glimmerglass State Park, turn-of-the-19th-century mansion
Hyde Park StationHyde ParkDutchessMid-HudsonRailroadIncludes area's railroad history, artifacts and model railroad
Ichabod Crane SchoolhouseKinderhookColumbiaCapital DistrictEducationwebsite, one room schoolhouse, operated by the Columbia County Historical Society, located on the grounds of the Van Alen House
Interlaken Historical Society MuseumInterlakenSenecaFinger LakesLocal historywebsite
International Boxing Hall of FameCanastotaMadisonCentral LeatherstockingHall of Fame - Sports
International Mask & Puppet MuseumSyracuseOnondagaFinger LakesPuppetrywebsite, part of Open Hand Theater
International Motor Racing Research CenterWatkins GlenSchuylerFinger LakesSportsArchives, research library & exhibits
Ira G. Ross Aerospace MuseumBuffaloErieBuffalo Niagara RegionAerospaceFormerly the Niagara Aerospace Museum
Irish American Heritage MuseumAlbanyAlbanyCapital DistrictEthnic - Irish AmericanHistory and heritage of the Irish in America
Iron Center MuseumPort HenryEssexAdirondack RegionIndustry - Ironwebsite, railroad and mining history, operated by the Moriah Historical Society
Iron Island MuseumBuffaloErieBuffalo Niagara RegionLocal historywebsite, operated by the Iron Island Preservation Society of Lovejoy
Iroquois Indian MuseumHowes CaveSchoharieCapital DistrictNative AmericanIroquois culture and art
Islip Art MuseumEast IslipSuffolkLong IslandArtwebsite, contemporary
Jacob Blauvelt HouseNew CityRocklandLower HudsonHistoric houseOperated by the Historical Society of Rockland County, mid-19th-century period farmhouse
Jacob Purdy HouseWhite PlainsWestchesterLower HudsonHistoric houseMaintained by the White Plains Historical Society, George Washington's headquarters during the Battle of White Plains 1776 and in 1778
Jacob T. Walden Stone HouseWaldenOrangeMid-HudsonHistoric house18th-century period house operated by the Walden Historical Society
Jamestown Audubon Center and SanctuaryJamestownChautauquaBuffalo Niagara RegionNature centerwebsite
James Vanderpoel HouseKinderhookColumbiaCapital DistrictHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Columbia County Historical Society, early-19th-century period house
Jamesville Community MuseumJamesvilleOnondagaCentral New YorkLocal history
Java Historical Society MuseumJavaWyomingBuffalo Niagara RegionLocal historyOperated by appointment
Jay Heritage CenterRyeWestchesterLower HudsonHistoric houseHome of and museum about John Jay
Jean Hasbrouck HouseNew PaltzUlsterMid-HudsonHistoric housePart of Historic Huguenot Street, early-18th-century Dutch house
Jefferson County Historical Society MuseumWatertownJeffersonThousand IslandsLocal history
Jesse and Ira Tuthill HousesMattituckSuffolkLong IslandHistoric house18th and 19th-century period houses, operated by the Mattituck-Laurel Historical Society
Le Roy HouseLeRoyGeneseeBuffalo Niagara RegionHistoric houseOperated by the Le Roy Historical Society
Jell-O GalleryLeRoyGeneseeBuffalo Niagara RegionIndustry - FoodOperated by the Le Roy Historical Society, history and memorabilia of Jell-O
John Brown Farm and GravesiteNorth ElbaEssexAdirondack RegionHistoric houseHome and final resting place of abolitionist John Brown
John D. Murray Firefighters MuseumOswegoOswegoAdirondack RegionFirefightingFacebook site, information
John Jay Homestead State Historic SiteKatonahWestchesterLower HudsonHistoric house
John Kane HousePawlingDutchessMid-HudsonHistoric houseOperated by the Historical Society of Quaker Hill and Pawling, 18th-century house with period furnishings and local history exhibits
Johnson Hall State Historic SiteJohnstownFultonAdirondack RegionHistoric house18th-century home of Sir William Johnson, an Irish pioneer and British Indian agent in the Province of New York
Johnstown Historical Society MuseumJohnstownFultonAdirondack RegionLocal historyinformation, information
Johnston HouseGenevaSenecaFinger LakesHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Geneva Historical Society, contains the Mike Weaver Drain Tile Museum
John William Draper HouseHastings-on-HudsonWestchesterLower HudsonHistoric houseMuseum of the Hastings Historical Society
Joseph Horton HouseWappingers FallsDutchessMid-HudsonHistoric housePre-Revolutionary War Dutch Colonial home, open by appointment
Joseph Lloyd ManorLloyd HarborSuffolkLong IslandHistoric houseOperated by the Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities, late 18th-century period manor house
Joseph Smith Farm Welcome CenterPalmyraWayneFinger LakesBiographicalwebsite, life of Latter Day Saint movement founder Joseph Smith, Jr.
Joseph Smith Frame HomePalmyraWayneFinger LakesHistoric housewebsite, home of Latter Day Saint movement founder Joseph Smith, Jr.
Joseph Smith Log HomePalmyraWayneFinger LakesHistoric housewebsite, home of Latter Day Saint movement founder Joseph Smith, Jr.
Karpeles Manuscript Library MuseumBuffaloErieBuffalo Niagara RegionLibrary
Karpeles Manuscript Library MuseumNewburghOrangeMid-HudsonLibraryExhibits from its collections
Katonah Museum of ArtKatonahWestchesterLower HudsonArt
Kenan CenterLockportNiagaraBuffalo Niagara RegionArtwebsite, visual and performing arts center with gallery
Kent-Delord House MuseumPlattsburghClintonAdirondack RegionHistoric houseFeatures 19th-century period furnishings
Kiersted House MuseumSaugertiesUlsterMid-HudsonHistoric houseOperated by the Saugerties Historical Society, 18th-century house
Kinetic GalleryGeneseoLivingstonFinger Lakesartwebsite, part of SUNY Geneseo
Kinnear Museum of Local HistoryLake LuzerneWarrenAdirondack RegionLocal historywebsite
Kings Park Heritage MuseumKings ParkSuffolkLong IslandLocal historywebsite
Klyne Esopus MuseumUlster ParkUlsterMid-HudsonLocal history
Knickerbocker MansionSchaghticokeRensselaerCapital DistrictHistoric houseOperated by the Knickerbocker Historical Society, late-18th-century mansion
Knight-Sutton MuseumAkronErieBuffalo Niagara RegionLocal historywebsite, operated by the Newstead Historical Society
Knox's Headquarters State Historic SiteNew WindsorOrangeMid-HudsonHistoric houseRevolutionary War headquarters for General Henry Knox
KykuitMount PleasantWestchesterLower HudsonHistoric houseAlso known as John D. Rockefeller Estate, 40 room mansion with art collection, gardens
Lake George Historical Association MuseumLake GeorgeWarrenAdirondack RegionLocal historywebsite
Lake Placid Winter Olympic MuseumLake PlacidEssexAdirondack RegionSportsMemorabilia of the 1932 & 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics
Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society MuseumLake PlacidEssexAdirondack RegionLocal historywebsite
Lake Pleasant MuseumLake PleasantHamiltonAdirondack RegionLocal historyOperated by the Historical Society of Lake Pleasant & Speculator
Lake Ronkonkoma Historical Society MuseumLake RonkonkomaSuffolkLong IslandLocal historywebsite
Lancaster District School No. 6LancasterErieBuffalo Niagara RegionEducationOpen by appointment with the Lancaster Historical Society
Lancaster Historical Society MuseumLancasterErieBuffalo Niagara RegionLocal historyinformation
Lansing Manor HouseNorth BlenheimSchoharieCapital DistrictHistoric houseEarly-19th-century period house
Lauder MuseumAmityvilleSuffolkLong IslandLocal historywebsite, operated by the Amityville Historical Society
Lederer Lockhart Bridge GalleriesGeneseoLivingstonFinger LakesArtwebsite, three art galleries at State University of New York at Geneseo
Lehigh Valley Railroad Historical Society Station MuseumShortsvilleOntarioFinger LakesRailroadwebsite
Leon Historical Society MuseumLeonCattaraugusBuffalo Niagara RegionLocal history
Levittown Historical MuseumLevittownNassauLong IslandLocal historyFacebook site, operated by the Levittown Historical Society
Lewiston MuseumLewistonNiagaraBuffalo Niagara RegionLocal historywebsite, operated by the Historical Association of Lewiston
Liberty Museum & Arts CenterLibertySullivanMid-HudsonArtwebsite
Lincoln Depot MuseumPeekskillWestchesterLower HudsonBiographicalUnder construction, history and ties between Abraham Lincoln and Peekskill
Lisbon Depot MuseumLisbonSt. LawrenceThousand IslandsLocal historyTown's social, agricultural and railway history
Little Falls New York Historical Society & MuseumLittle FallsHerkimerAdirondack RegionLocal historywebsite, information
Little Red Schoolhouse Museum (Chestnut Ridge, New York)Chestnut RidgeRocklandLower HudsonEducationinformation, website, operated by the East Ramapo School District
Little Red School House Museum (Sterling, New York)SterlingCayugaFinger LakesLocal historywebsite, operated by the Sterling Historical Society
Liverpool Village MuseumLiverpoolOnondagaFinger LakesLocal historyChanging exhibits of local history, grounds also include the Liverpool Willow Museum about the local willow weaving industry
Livingston Art CenterMount MorrisLivingstonFinger LakesArtwebsite, art center with New Deal Gallery, featuring WPA art from the Great Depression, and the Apartment One Gallery for exhibits of regional art
Livingston County Historical Society MuseumGeneseoLivingstonFinger LakesLocal historywebsite
Livingston History BarnLivingstonColumbiaCapital DistrictLocal historywebsite
Locust Grove (Samuel F. B. Morse House)PoughkeepsieDutchessMid-HudsonHistoric house19th-century period furnished house, exhibit on telegraph inventor Samuel Morse
Locust Lawn EstateGardinerUlsterMid-HudsonHistoric house19th-century farm complex, part of Historic Huguenot Street
Long Beach Historical MuseumLong BeachNassauLong IslandLocal historyOperated by the Long Beach Historical & Preservation Society
Long Island Children's MuseumGarden CityNassauLong IslandChildren'swebsite
Long Island Maritime MuseumWest SayvilleSuffolkLong IslandMaritime
Long Island Museum of American Art, History, and CarriagesStony BrookSuffolkLong IslandMultipleAmerican art, Long Island history, over 200 horse-drawn carriages
Long Island Science CenterRiverheadSuffolkLong IslandSciencewebsite, hands-on science activities
LongHouse ReserveEast HamptonSuffolkLong IslandArt16-acre sculpture garden reserve, created by Jack Lenor Larsen
Longyear Museum of AnthropologyHamiltonMadisonCentral LeatherstockingAnthropologywebsite, part of Colgate University
Lorenzo State Historic SiteCazenoviaMadisonCentral LeatherstockingHistoric houseEarly-19th-century mansion
Louis Miller MuseumHoosick FallsRensselaerFinger LakesLocal historywebsite, operated by Hoosick Township Historical Society
Lower Lakes Marine Historical Society MuseumBuffaloErieBuffalo Niagara RegionMaritimewebsite
Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz CenterJamestownChautauquaBuffalo Niagara RegionBiographicalMemorabilia of television stars Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz
Lucille Wright Air MuseumJamestownChautauquaBuffalo Niagara RegionAerospacewebsite, located at the Chautauqua County-Jamestown Airport, air and space education, planetarium
Lyndhurst (Jay Gould Estate)TarrytownWestchesterLower HudsonHistoric house19th-century mansion in 67-acre (270,000 m2) park
Mabee Farm Historic SiteRotterdam JunctionSchenectadyCapital DistrictHistoric house17th-century Dutch farm, oldest house still standing in the Mohawk Valley, operated by the Schenectady County Historical Society
Madam Brett HomesteadBeaconDutchessMid-HudsonHistoric houseOperated by the Daughters of the American Revolution, early-18th-century home
Madrid Historical Society MuseumMadridSt. LawrenceThousand IslandsLocal historywebsite
Mandeville GallerySchenectadySchenectadyCapital DistrictArtPart of Union College, located in the Nott Memorial, changing exhibits of contemporary art, history and science
ManitogaGarrisonPutnamLower HudsonHistoric house20th-century home of industrial designer Russel Wright, tours by reservation
Manlius Historical MuseumManliusOnondagaFinger LakesLocal historywebsite, operated by the Manlius Historical Society
Manor St. GeorgeRidgeSuffolkLong IslandHistoric houseLongwood Estate
Maple Grove (Poughkeepsie, New York)PoughkeepsieDutchessMid-HudsonHistoric houseMid-19th-century house under restoration
Maple Lane Museum ComplexSoutholdSuffolkLong IslandOpen airwebsite, operated by the Southold Historical Society, includes the Joseph Nelson Hallock House, Thomas Moore House, a print shop, blacksmith shop, farm equipment shed, barn, schoolhouse, ice house, corn crib and outhouses
Marble SchoolhouseEastchesterWestchesterLower HudsonLocal historyOpen by appointment with the Eastchester Historical Society
Marcella Sembrich Opera MuseumBolton LandingWarrenAdirondack RegionMusicHome of opera star Marcella Sembrich, includes fine and decorative arts, personal opera mementos, photographs, costumes, hosts concerts
Margaret Reaney Memorial Library & MuseumSt. JohnsvilleMontgomeryCapital DistrictLocal historywebsite, includes fine art, sculpture, household and military items
Marian E. White Anthropology Research MuseumBuffaloErieBuffalo Niagara RegionScienceResearch collection of North American archaeological items,[2] part of University at Buffalo
Mark Twain StudyElmiraChemungFinger LakesBiographicalwebsite, part of Elmira College
Maritime ExploriumPort JeffersonSuffolkLong IslandMaritimewebsite, hands-on science explorations of boats, sailing, lighthouses, boat building, navigation, nautical codes and more
Martin Van Buren National Historic SiteKinderhookColumbiaCapital DistrictHistoric houseMid-19th-century mansion and estate of President Martin Van Buren
Martisco Station Railway MuseumCamillusOnondagaFinger LakesRailroadOperated by the Central New York Chapter, National Railway Historical Society
Massena MuseumMassenaSt. LawrenceThousand IslandsLocal historywebsite
Mather House MuseumPort JeffersonSuffolkLong IslandOpen airHeadquarters of the Port Jefferson Historical Society, complex of 5 historic buildings
Matilda Joslyn Gage HomeFayettevilleOnondagaCentral New YorkBiographicalwebsite, restored home with exhibits about the life of suffragist, abolitionist and author Matilda Joslyn Gage
Maurice F. Sweeney MuseumLivoniaLivingstonFinger LakesLocal historywebsite, operated by the Livonia Area Preservation & Historical Society
Maybrook Railroad MuseumMaybrookOrangeMid-HudsonHistoric houseinformation, information
Mayville Depot MuseumMayvilleChautauquaBuffalo Niagara RegionLocal historyOperated by the Chautauqua Town Historical Society in a historic depot
M'Clintock HouseWaterlooSenecaFinger LakesHistoryMid-19th-century house is part of Women's Rights National Historical Park
McClurg MuseumWestfieldChautauquaBuffalo Niagara RegionHistoric houseOperated by the Chautauqua County Historical Society, 19th century period mansion
Meadow CroftBayportSuffolkLong IslandHistoric houseOperated by the Bayport Heritage Association, late 19th century summer estate of John Ellis Roosevelt
Medina Historical Society MuseumMedinaOrleansBuffalo Niagara RegionLocal historywebsite
Medina Railroad MuseumMedinaOrleansBuffalo Niagara RegionRailroad
Medora Ball MuseumOttoCattaraugusBuffalo Niagara RegionLocal history
Memorial Art GalleryRochesterMonroeFinger LakesArtPart of University of Rochester, collections include European and Asian art and antiquities, American art, antiquities from Ancient Greece, Rome and the Middle East
Merchant's House MuseumNew York CityNew YorkManhattanHistoric housePart of Historic House Trust, Seabury Tredwell House, home of the Tredwell family from 1835-1933, landmarked Greek Revival interior and exterior, 19th century New York history, tours, lectures, cultural programs
MeresteadMount KiscoWestchesterLower HudsonHistoric houseEarly-20th-century mansion and estate, tours by advance reservation
Mexico Historical Society MuseumMexicoOswegoThousand IslandsLocal historyFacebook site
Mid-Hudson Children's MuseumPoughkeepsieDutchessMid-HudsonChildren's
Middlebury Historical SocietyWyomingWyomingBuffalo Niagara RegionLocal history
Midway State ParkMaple SpringsChautauquaBuffalo Niagara RegionAmusementHistoric amusement park with museum
Mill MuseumGalenWayneFinger LakesAgriculturewebsite, operated by the Galen Historical Society, farming and household items
Mill Neck ManorMill NeckNassauLong IslandHistoric house20th-century Tudor Revival mansion, guided tours once a month by appointment
Millard Fillmore HouseEast AuroraErieBuffalo Niagara RegionHistoric house19th-century period home of President Millard Fillmore
Mills MansionMount MorrisLivingstonFinger LakesHistoric houseMid-19th-century period home, operated by the Mount Morris Historical Society
Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and TechnologySyracuseOnondagaFinger LakesScienceOften referred to as the MOST
Miner's CabinFranklinvilleCattaraugusBuffalo Niagara RegionHistoric houseinformation
Minerva Historical Society MuseumOlmstedvilleEssexAdirondack RegionLocal historywebsite
Mohawk Valley Center for the ArtsLittle FallsHerkimerAdirondack RegionArtwebsite
Montauk County ParkMontaukSuffolkLong IslandHistoric houseIncludes 18th-century Third House, open seasonally
Montauk Point LighthouseMontaukSuffolkLong IslandMaritimeLighthouse and local history and maritime museum
Montgomery PlaceAnnandale-on-HudsonDutchessMid-HudsonHistoric houseOne of the Historic Hudson Valley houses, early-19th-century estate
Moore Historical MuseumWaddingtonSt. LawrenceThousand IslandsLocal historyinformation, website
Morehouse Historical MuseumMorehouseHamiltonAdirondack RegionLocal historywebsite
Morrisville State College Wildlife MuseumMorrisvilleMadisonCentral LeatherstockingNatural historywebsite, open by appointment
Mount GulianFishkillDutchessMid-HudsonHistoric houseReconstructed 18th-century Dutch manor house
Mount Lebanon Shaker VillageNew LebanonColumbiaCapital DistrictOpen airHistoric Shaker village under restoration, includes the Shaker Museum and Library
Mount Morris DamMount MorrisLivingstonFinger LakesNatural historyWilliam B. Hoyt II Visitor Center features a large atrium, museum and theater
Mulford FarmhouseEast HamptonSuffolkLong IslandLivingOperated by the East Hampton Historical Society, 1790s period farm
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Museum of ArtUticaOneidaCentral LeatherstockingArtArts center with museum featuring European and American art
Muscoot FarmSomersWestchesterLower HudsonFarmHistoric working dairy farm
Museum at Bethel WoodsBethelSullivanMid-HudsonCultureHistory and culture of 1969 Woodstock Festival
Museum at the CreamerySkaneatelesOnondagaCentral New YorkLocal historywebsite, operated by the Skaneateles Historical Society
Museum at the Shacksboro SchoolhouseBaldwinsvilleOnondagaFinger LakesLocal historywebsite, administered by McHarrie's Legacy
Museum of Automobile HistorySyracuseOnondagaFinger LakesAutomotivewebsite, history of the automobile from the 18th century, includes cars, photos, art, models, designs, memorabilia
Museum of Curiosities (NY)CazenoviaMadisonCentral LeatherstockingNatural historywebsite, part of the Cazenovia Public Library
The Museum of disABILITY HistoryWilliamsvilleErieBuffalo Niagara RegionMedicalHistory of people with disabilities from medieval times to the present era
Museum of the EarthIthacaTompkinsFinger LakesNatural historyFocuses on paleontology
Museum of Rhinebeck HistoryRhinebeckDutchessMid-HudsonLocal historywebsite
Museum of the Early American CircusSomersWestchesterLower HudsonMultipleOperated by the Somers Historical Society, local and area circus history
Museum of Wayne County HistoryLyonsWayneFinger LakesPrisonwebsite, operated by the Wayne County Historical Society, former county jail and sheriff's residence, also local history
Museum Village at Old Smith's CloveMonroeOrangeMid-HudsonLivingwebsite, 19th-century village
Napanoch Train Station MuseumNapanochUlsterMid-HudsonRailroadinformation, information
Nash House MuseumBuffaloErieBuffalo Niagara RegionHistoric house20th-century home of important leader of Buffalo's African-American community
Nassau County Firefighters Museum and Education CenterGarden CityNassauLong IslandFirefightingwebsite, located inside the Cradle of Aviation Museum
Nassau County Museum of ArtRoslyn HarborNassauLong IslandArtIncludes 19th- and 20th-century European and American art, and a children's art museum
Nathaniel Hill Brick HouseMontgomeryOrangeMid-HudsonHistoric house
National Abolition Hall of Fame & MuseumPeterboroMadisonFinger LakesHistorywebsite, history and important people of the anti-slavery movement in the United States, located in the Smithfield Presbyterian Church
National Baseball Hall of Fame and MuseumCooperstownOtsegoCentral LeatherstockingHall of fame - Sports
National Bottle MuseumBallston SpaSaratogaAdirondack RegionIndustry - Bottle makingAntique glass bottles and tools
National Distance Running Hall of FameUticaOneidaAdirondack RegionHall of fame - Sports
National Shrine of Blessed Kateri TekakwithaFondaMontgomeryMohawk ValleyNative Americanwebsite, life of Kateri Tekakwitha, a Mohawk-Algonquian woman from New York and an early convert to Christianity and area Native American artifacts
National Jewish Museum Sports Hall of FameCommackSuffolkLong IslandHall of fame - Sports / Ethnic - Jewish
National Memorial Day MuseumWaterlooSenecaFinger LakesHistoryMemorabilia and history of the birth of Memorial Day
National Museum of DanceSaratoga SpringsSaratogaCapital DistrictDance
National Museum of Racing and Hall of FameSaratoga SpringsSaratogaCapital DistrictHall of fame - Sports
National Purple Heart Hall of HonorNew WindsorOrangeMid-HudsonMilitary
National Soaring MuseumElmiraChemungFinger LakesAviation
National Toy Hall of FameRochesterMonroeFinger LakesToyPart of The Strong
National Women's Hall of FameSeneca FallsSenecaFinger LakesHall of fame - Women
Native American Museum of ArtTuscarora ReservationNiagaraBuffalo Niagara RegionArtwebsite
Nellis TavernSt. JohnsvilleMontgomeryMohawk ValleyHistoric houseOperated by the Palatine Settlement Society, restored 18th-century tavern
Ner-A-Car Motorcycle MuseumSyracuseOnondagaCentral New YorkTransportationinformation, motorcycles built in New York state
Neuberger Museum of ArtPurchaseWestchesterLower HudsonArtPart of Purchase College, focus is contemporary art
Neversink Valley Museum of History and InnovationCuddebackvilleOrangeMid-HudsonTransportation - Canalwebsite, history of the Delaware & Hudson Canal
Newark-Arcadia MuseumNewarkWayneFinger LakesLocal historywebsite, operated by the Newark-Arcadia Historical Society, also the 1876 Marbletown Schoolhouse
Newark Valley Depot and MuseumNewark ValleyTiogaFinger LakesRailroadwebsite, operated by the Newark Valley Historical Society
New Netherland MuseumAlbanyAlbanyCapital DistrictMaritimewebsite, museum ship, the "Half Moon", a reproduction of the ship that Henry Hudson sailed from Holland to the New World in 1609
New Windsor Cantonment State Historic SiteVails GateOrangeMid-HudsonMilitaryReconstruction of the final encampment of the Continental Army of the Revolutionary War
New Woodstock Regional Historical Society MuseumNew WoodstockMadisonCentral LeatherstockingLocal historyinformation, see page 11
New York Museum of TransportationRushMonroeFinger LakesTransportationHistoric vehicles and photographs, trolley rides, track car rides, model railroad displays
New York State Civilian Conservation Corps MuseumNew LisbonOtsegoCapital DistrictHistoryLocated in Gilbert Lake State Park, area activities of the Civilian Conservation Corps
New York State CapitolAlbanyAlbanyCapital DistrictHistory
New York State Country Music Hall of FameCortlandCortlandFinger LakesHall of famewebsite, located at the Cortland Country Music Park
New York State Executive MansionAlbanyAlbanyCapital DistrictHistoric house
New York State Grange MuseumCortlandCortlandFinger LakesHistorywebsite, history and artifacts of the New York State Grange
New York State Military MuseumSaratoga SpringsSaratogaCapital DistrictMilitarywebsite, state's military history
New York State MuseumAlbanyAlbanyCapital DistrictMultipleArt, artifacts (prehistoric and historic), and natural history artifacts that reflect New York State’s cultural, natural, and geological development
New York State Wine Museum of Greyton H. TaylorHammondsportSteubenFinger LakesMultipleWine-making, tools, local history, art
Niagara Arts and Cultural CenterNiagara FallsNiagaraBuffalo Niagara RegionArtwebsite, includes two galleries
Niagara Gorge Discovery CenterNiagara FallsNiagaraBuffalo Niagara RegionNatural historyNatural and local history of Niagara Falls and the surrounding area, formerly the Schoellkopf Geological Museum
Niagara History CenterLockportNiagaraBuffalo Niagara RegionOpen airwebsite, more information & photos, eight building museum complex showcasing early pioneer life, business and industry, includes the Col. William M. and Nancy Ralston Bond House, operated by the Niagara County Historical Society
Niagara Power Project Visitor's CenterLewistonNiagaraBuffalo Niagara RegionSciencewebsite, water-powered electricity generation
Niagara Science MuseumNiagara FallsNiagaraBuffalo Niagara RegionScienceIncludes antique science instruments and philosophical apparatus
Niagara School No2 MuseumNiagaraNiagaraBuffalo Niagara RegionEducationOne room schoolhouse, operated by the Town of Niagara Historical Society
Niagara's Wax Museum of HistoryNiagara FallsNiagaraBuffalo Niagara RegionWax museuminformation
North Country Cultural Center for the ArtsPlattsburghClintonAdirondack RegionArtwebsite
North Creek Depot MuseumNorth CreekWarrenAdirondack RegionTransportation - RailroadArea railroad history, place where Theodore Roosevelt learned of the assassination of President William McKinley and of his accession to the Presidency of the United States
Northeast Classic Car MuseumNorwichChenangoCentral LeatherstockingAutomotiveOver 150 classic and antique cars
Northport Historical Society and MuseumNorthportSuffolkLong IslandLocal history
North Tonawanda History MuseumNorth TonawandaNiagaraBuffalo Niagara RegionLocal historywebsite
DIRT Motorsports Hall of Fame & Classic Car MuseumWeedsportCayugaFinger LakesAutomotiveinformation, information, classic cars, stock cars, memorabilia and a driver’s hall of fame
Norfolk Historical MuseumNorfolkSt. LawrenceThousand IslandsLocal historywebsite
Northup Carriage House MuseumWolcottWayneFinger LakesLocal historywebsite, home of the Wolcott Historical Society and Museum
Northville & Northampton Historical Society MuseumNorthvilleFultonAdirondack RegionLocal historyinformation, information
Noteworthy Indian MuseumAmsterdamMontgomeryCapital DistrictNative Americaninformation
Nunda Museum and Rose Shave GalleryNundaLivingstonFinger LakesLocal historywebsite, operated by the Nunda Historical Society
Oheka CastleHuntingtonSuffolkLong IslandHistoric houseEarly 20th-century mansion, now a hotel, open for guided tours by reservation
Olana State Historic SiteGreenportColumbiaCapital DistrictHistoric houseFormer estate of artist Frederic Edwin Church
Old Austerlitz VillageAusterlitzColumbiaCapital DistrictOpen airwebsite, operated by the Austerlitz Historical Society
Old Bethpage Village RestorationOld BethpageNassauLong IslandLivingMid-19th-century farming village
Old Fort House MuseumFort EdwardWashingtonAdirondack RegionHistoric house18th-century house depicting life from the 1770s through the 1940s
Old Fort JohnsonAmsterdamMontgomeryMohawk ValleyHistoric house18th-century house with exhibits about the social, cultural, military and industrial past of the Mohawk Valley
Old Fort Niagara State Historic SiteYoungstownNiagaraBuffalo Niagara RegionMilitaryPart of Fort Niagara State Park, restored fort dating back to the 17th century, costumed interpreters
Old House (Cutchogue)CutchogueSuffolkLong IslandHistoric housePart of Cutchogue Village Green, operated by the Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council
Old Middlefield Schoolhouse MuseumMiddlefieldOtsegoCentral LeatherstockingLocal historyOperated by the Town of Middlefield Historical Association
Old Quaker Store MuseumSalamancaCattaraugusBuffalo Niagara RegionLocal historyHistory and development of Allegany State Park
Old Rhinebeck AerodromeRhinebeckDutchessMid-HudsonAviationLiving museum of pre-WW II airplanes, automobiles and airplane engines
Old Stone Fort Museum ComplexSchoharieSchoharieMohawk ValleyOpen airIncludes an early-18th-century home, a 1780s Dutch barn, an 1830s law office, an 1890s one-room schoolhouse, and a 1772 stone church that was attacked during the American Revolution
Old Village Hall MuseumLindenhurstSuffolkLong IslandHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Lindenhurst Historical Society
Old Westbury GardensOld WestburyNassauLong IslandHistoric houseFormer estate of John Shaffer Phipp
Oliver House MuseumPenn YanYatesFinger LakesHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Yates County Genealogical and Historical Society, mid-19th-century period house
Oliver Rice HomesteadMayfieldFultonAdirondack RegionHistoric house1790 homestead with exhibits depicting local history including the glove industry
Oneida Community Mansion HouseOneidaMadisonCentral LeatherstockingLocal historyHistory of the Oneida Community
Oneida County Historical SocietyUticaOneidaCentral LeatherstockingLocal historywebsite
Onondaga Historical Association MuseumSyracuseOnondagaFinger LakesLocal historywebsite, exhibits include Syracuse China, The Magic Toy Shop, settlers, Native Americans, transportation, industry
Ontario County Historical MuseumCanandaiguaOntarioFinger LakesLocal historywebsite, operated by the Ontario County Historical Society
Opalka GalleryAlbanyAlbanyCapital DistrictArtwebsite, part of Sage College of Albany
Opus 40SaugertiesUlsterMid-HudsonArtEnvironmental sculpture park, also features the Quarryman's Museum, collection of antique tools
Orange County Farmer's MuseumMontgomeryOrangeMid-HudsonFarmwebsite, located on the grounds of the Brick House Museum, including farm tools, implements, equipment
Orange County Firefighters MuseumMontgomeryOrangeMid-HudsonFirefightingwebsite
Orangetown Historical MuseumOrangetownRocklandLower HudsonLocal historyLocated at two sites, the Salyer House and the DePew House, changing exhibits of local history and culture
Original American Kazoo Factory and MuseumEdenErieBuffalo Niagara RegionMusicwebsite, kazoo history and trivia
Oriskany MuseumOriskanyOneidaCapital DistrictMilitarywebsite, focuses on the Battle of Oriskany which took place in 1777, the village of Oriskany NY, and the aircraft carrier USS Oriskany (CV-34)
Ortlip GalleryHoughtonAlleganyBuffalo Niagara RegionArtwebsite, part of Houghton College
Osborn-Jackson HouseEast HamptonSuffolkLong IslandHistoric housewebsite, operated by the East Hampton Historical Society
Ossining Historical Society MuseumOssiningWestchesterLower HudsonLocal historywebsite
Oswegatchie River House Museum and Art SchoolRensselaer FallsSt. LawrenceThousand IslandsLocal historywebsite
Oswego Railroad MuseumOswegoOswegoAdirondack RegionRailroadwebsite
Our Lady of Victory BasilicaLackawannaErieBuffalo Niagara RegionReligiousIncludes museum about founder Father Nelson Baker and the history of the basilica
Oyster Bay Railroad MuseumOyster BayNassauLong IslandRailroadMuseum under development, includes the Oyster Bay Long Island Rail Road Turntable
Oysterponds Historical Society MuseumOrientSuffolkLong IslandOpen airwebsite, includes the late 18th-century Village House with local history exhibits, 18th-century Webb House, late 19th-century schoolhouse
Pagan-Fletcher HouseValley StreamNassauLong IslandHistoric houseOperated by the Valley Stream Historical Society
Palatine House MuseumSchoharieSchoharieCapital DistrictHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Schoharie Colonial Heritage Association, Colonial living museum
Palentown School House MuseumAccordUlsterMid-HudsonEducationOne room schoolhouse, open twice a year and by appointment
Palmyra Historic MuseumPalmyraWayneFinger LakesLocal historywebsite, operated by Historic Palmyra
Painted Post-Erwin Museum at the DepotPainted PostSteubenFinger LakesLocal historyOperated by the Corning-Painted Post Historical Society in a late 19th-century railroad depot
Parishville MuseumParishvilleSt. LawrenceThousand IslandsLocal historywebsite, features collection of hand-carved circus miniatures
Parker-O'Malley Air MuseumGhentColumbiaCapital DistrictAviationinformation, open by appointment, located at the Columbia County Airport
Parrish Art MuseumSouthamptonSuffolkLong IslandArtAmerican art, with an emphasis on artists from Eastern Long Island
The Patriot Of Lake GeorgeLake GeorgeWarrenAdirondack RegionMilitarywebsite, dedicated to the remembrance of veterans and service personnel of all branches
Peck's Park Historical Society & MuseumGloversvilleFultonAdirondack RegionEducationinformation, 1857 one room schoolhouse and nature trail
Peekskill MuseumPeekskillWestchesterLower HudsonHistoric housewebsite
Pember Museum of Natural HistoryGranvilleWashingtonAdirondack RegionNatural historywebsite, mounted birds, mammals, reptiles, insects, arachnids, sea life, rocks and minerals, fossils, dried plant specimens, adjacent nature preserve
Penfield Homestead MuseumCrown PointEssexAdirondack RegionIndustry - IronworkingHistory of the 19th-century ironworking industry in the North Country
Perrella GalleryJohnstownFultonAdirondack RegionArtwebsite, part of Fulton–Montgomery Community College
Perrysburg Historical MuseumPerrysburgCattaraugusBuffalo Niagara RegionLocal historyinformation
Peter Whitmer FarmWaterlooSenecaFinger LakesHistoric houseReplica early-19th-century log home, important site in Latter Day Saint history
Petrified Creatures Museum of Natural HistoryRichfield SpringsOtsegoCapital DistrictNatural historywebsite, local fossils, dinosaurs
Phelps General StorePalmyraWayneFinger LakesHistorywebsite, operated by Historic Palmyra, example of the General Store when it was at its prime in 1890
Phelps MansionBinghamtonBroomeCentral LeatherstockingHistoric houseFurnished Victorian mansion, art exhibits
Philipsburg Manor HouseSleepy HollowWestchesterLower HudsonOpen airMid-18th-century period house, working water-powered grist mill and millpond, an 18th-century barn, a slave garden, and a reconstructed tenant farm house
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic SiteYonkersWestchesterLower HudsonHistoric houseMuseum of history, art and architecture since 1912
Phillips House MuseumRockville CentreNassauLong IslandHistoric housewebsite, information, Facebook site, operated by the Rockville Centre Historical Society, restored Victorian house
Picker Art GalleryHamiltonMadisonCentral LeatherstockingArtwebsite, part of Colgate University
Pickering-Beach Historical MuseumSackets HarborJeffersonThousand IslandsHistoric housewebsite, information
Pines MuseumSlate HillOrangeMid-HudsonHistoric houseinformation
Pioneer Oil MuseumBolivarAlleganyBuffalo Niagara RegionIndustry - Oilwebsite
Pierrepont MuseumPierrepontSt. LawrenceThousand IslandsLocal history
Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic ParkOyster BayNassauLong IslandHistoric houseIncludes the Coe Hall Historic House Museum, an arboretum and state park covering over 400 acres (1.6 km2)
Plattsburgh State Art MuseumPlattsburghClintonAdirondack RegionArtA museum without walls comprising several galleries, exhibition areas and a sculpture park at State University of New York at Plattsburgh
Polish American MuseumPort WashingtonNassauLong IslandEthnicAchievements of the people of Polish heritage in America, includes folk art, costumes, historical artifacts and paintings
Pollock-Krasner House and StudioEast HamptonSuffolkLong IslandBiographicalHouse of Jackson Pollock
Potsdam Public MuseumPotsdamSt. LawrenceThousand IslandsLocal historywebsite, local history, decorative arts
Pound Ridge MuseumPound RidgeWestchesterLower HudsonLocal historywebsite, operated by the Pound Ridge Historical Society
Print Shop MuseumPalmyraWayneFinger LakesIndustrywebsite, operated by Historic Palmyra, historic printing equipment
Pratt House MuseumFultonOswegoCentral New YorkLocal history1861 mansion with local history exhibits
Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and MuseumAmsterdamMontgomeryCapital DistrictSports
Pruyn HouseNewtonvilleAlbanyCapital DistrictHistoric house19th-century Greek Revival house, restored one room schoolhouse, smokehouse, potting shed, woodshed/privy building, carriage house, well house, gardens, historic and cultural arts programs
Pulaski Historical Society MuseumPulaskiOswegoThousand IslandsLocal historyinformation
Putnam History MuseumCold SpringPutnamLower HudsonLocal historywebsite, history of Putnam County, Philipstown, the West Point Foundry, and the Hudson Highlands
Putnam Valley Historical Society MuseumPutnam ValleyPutnamLower HudsonLocal historywebsite
Quincy Square MuseumEarlvilleMadisonCentral LeatherstockingLocal historywebsite
Rail City MuseumSandy CreekOswegoBuffalo Niagara RegionRailroadwebsite
Railroad Museum of Long IslandRiverheadSuffolkLong IslandRailroadAlso a location in Greenport
Railroad Museum of the Niagara FrontierNorth TonawandaNiagaraBuffalo Niagara RegionRailroad
Railway Historical Society of Northern New YorkCroghanLewisAdirondack RegionRailroadwebsite, depot museum with railway exhibits and trains
Raynham Hall MuseumOyster BayNassauLong IslandHistoric houseRestored 22 room house reflecting the 1770s through the 1870s
Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts (St. Bonaventure)St. BonaventureCattaraugusBuffalo Niagara RegionArtwebsite, part of St. Bonaventure University
Remington Firearms Plant and MuseumIlionHerkimerAdirondack RegionFirearmswebsite, Remington Arms firearms from the early 19th century to the present
Rensselaer County Historical SocietyTroyRensselaerCapital DistrictLocal historyAlso operates Hart-Cluett Mansion as a historic house museum
Retro Arcade MuseumBeaconDutchessMid-HudsonAmusementwebsite, video and arcade machines
Richard F. Brush Art GalleryCantonSt. LawrenceThousand IslandsArtwebsite, part of St. Lawrence University
Richardson-Bates HouseOswegoOswegoAdirondack RegionHistoric houseOperated by the Oswego County Historical Society, late-19th-century period mansion, local history exhibits
Richburg-Wirt Historical Society MuseumRichburgAlleganyBuffalo Niagara RegionLocal historyinformation
Rich-Twinn Octagon HouseAkronErieBuffalo Niagara RegionHistoric houseMid-19th-century octagonal house, operated by the Newstead Historical Society
Ripley House MuseumAdamsJeffersonThousand IslandsLocal historyOperated by the Historical Association of South Jefferson, 25 room house with local history displays
Rippleton SchoolhouseCazenoviaMadisonCentral LeatherstockingEducationRestored 1880s period one room schoolhouse
River Lea (Grand Island, New York)Grand IslandNiagaraBuffalo Niagara RegionHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Grand Island Historical Society, located in Beaver Island State Park
Roberson Museum and Science CenterBinghamtonBroomeCentral LeatherstockingMultipleLocal and natural history, science, art, planetarium
Robert Green Ingersoll Birthplace MuseumDresdenYatesFinger LakesHistoric house19th-century birthplace of noted agnostic and politician Robert G. Ingersoll
Robert H. Jackson CenterJamestownChautauquaBuffalo Niagara RegionBiographicalwebsite, life of Robert H. Jackson, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1941 to 1954
Robert Jenkins HouseHudsonColumbiaCapital DistrictHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Hendrick Hudson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution
Robert Louis Stevenson Memorial Cottage and MuseumSaranac LakeEssexAdirondack RegionHistoric house
Robert M. Linsley Geology MuseumHamiltonMadisonCentral LeatherstockingArtwebsite, part of Colgate University
Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad MuseumWest HenriettaMonroeFinger LakesRailroadAccessed via a track car from the New York Museum of Transportation, houses over 40 pieces of railroad rolling stock
Rochester Contemporary Art CenterRochesterMonroeFinger LakesArtContemporary art
Rochester Medical Museum and ArchivesRochesterMonroeFinger LakesMedicalwebsite, is the corporate memory of the Rochester General Health System and includes the Baker-Cederberg Museum and Archives with exhibits on the history of medicine in Rochester, New York, and the Genesee Hospital Archives. The archives house the archival records of Rochester General Hospital, Genesee Hospital, Myers Community Hospital, Newark-Wayne Community Hospital and twenty other medical collections
Rochester Museum and Science CenterRochesterMonroeFinger LakesScience
Rock Hall MuseumLawrenceSuffolkLong IslandHistoric houseMid-18th-century period plantation-style house
Rockland Center for the ArtsWest NyackRocklandLower HudsonArtCultural center with exhibition gallery
Rockwell MuseumCorningSteubenFinger LakesArtAmerican and Native American art and artifacts
Rogers Island Visitors CenterFort EdwardWashingtonAdirondack RegionHistorywebsite, history of Rogers Island, area prehistory, culture and military history up to the American Revolution
Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural HistoryJamestownChautauquaBuffalo Niagara RegionNatural historywebsite
Rome Historical Society MuseumRomeOneidaCentral LeatherstockingLocal historywebsite
Rome Sports Hall of Fame and MuseumRomeOneidaCentral LeatherstockingHall of fame - Sportswebsite
Romulus Historical Society MuseumRomulusSenecaFinger LakesLocal historywebsite
Roscoe Ontario & Western Railway MuseumRoscoeSullivanMid-HudsonRailroadwebsite, information
Rose Hill MansionFayetteSenecaFinger LakesHistoric houseOperated by the Geneva Historical Society, mid 19th-century mansion
Rough and Ready Firehouse MuseumGreenwichWashingtonAdirondack RegionFirefightinginformation, open once a year for tours
Roxbury Railroad Station MuseumRoxburyDelawareCentral LeatherstockingRailroad
Rural Life MuseumKing FerryCayugaFinger LakesLocal historywebsite, operated by Genoa Historical Association, one room schoolhouse, household, agriculture and rural life artifacts
Rushford MuseumRushfordAlleganyBuffalo Niagara RegionLocal historyinformation, operated by the Rushford Historical Society
Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of ArtClintonOneidaCentral LeatherstockingArtPart of Hamilton College, changing exhibits of art and photography
Ruth Howe-Prescott HouseFranklinvilleCattaraugusBuffalo Niagara RegionHistoric houseinformation
Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic SiteSackets HarborJeffersonThousand IslandsMilitaryWar of 1812 military reenactments in the summer
Saddle Rock Grist MillSaddle RockNassauLong IslandMillRestored tidal grist mill
Safe Haven Museum and Education CenterOswegoOswegoAdirondack RegionHistoryStories of the 982 refugees from World War II who were allowed into the United States as "guests" of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, housed at Fort Ontario
Sagamore CampRaquette LakeHamiltonAdirondack RegionHistoric campNational Historic Landmark camp open for tours
Sagamore Hill National Historic SiteCove Neck, New YorkNassauLong IslandHistoric houseHome of Theodore Roosevelt, includes Roosevelt museum
Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical MuseumSag HarborSuffolkLong IslandMaritimeTown's whaling industry, whaling equipment, local history
Sagtikos ManorWest Bay ShoreSuffolkLong IslandHistoric houseOperated by the Sagtikos Manor Historical Society, reflects construction and ownership from the 17th to the 20th centuries
Saint Paul's Church National Historic SiteMount VernonWestchesterLower HudsonHistoric churchIncludes museum of the American Revolution
Sainte Marie among the IroquoisLiverpoolOnondagaFinger LakesLivingReplica 17th-century French Jesuit mission to the Onondaga Iroquois
Salamanca Historical MuseumSalamancaCattaraugusBuffalo Niagara RegionLocal historyFacebook site, information, operated by the Salamanca Historical Society
Salamanca Rail MuseumSalamancaCattaraugusBuffalo Niagara RegionRailroadwebsite, more information
Salmon River International Sport Fishing MuseumAltmarOswegoAdirondack RegionSportswebsite, antique fishing rods, rare lures, reels and tackle
Salt MuseumLiverpoolOnondagaCentral New YorkIndustry - saltwebsite, located in Onondaga Lake Park, history of salt production in Syracuse
Salvation Army Heritage MuseumWest NyackRocklandLower HudsonReligiousFacebook site, mission and history of the Salvation Army
Sampson State Park Military MuseumRomulusSenecaFinger LakesMilitary
Samuel Dorsky Museum of ArtNew PaltzUlsterMid-HudsonArtwebsite, part of SUNY New Paltz, collections include American art with an emphasis on the Hudson Valley and Catskill Regions, 19th, 20th and 21st century photography and metals
Sanborn Area Historical Society Farm MuseumSanbornNiagaraBuffalo Niagara RegionAgriculturewebsite
Sanborn Area Historical Society School House MuseumSanbornNiagaraBuffalo Niagara RegionLocal historywebsite
Sands Ring Homestead MuseumCornwallOrangeMid-HudsonHistoric houseColonial era house
Sands-Willets HousePort WashingtonNassauLong IslandHistoric houseOperated by the Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society
Santanoni PreserveNewcombEssexAdirondack RegionHistoric houseTours of the buildings of the former camp
Saranac Laboratory MuseumSaranac LakeFranklinAdirondack RegionSciencewebsite, operated by Historic Saranac Lake, 1894 laboratory of Edward Livingston Trudeau
Saratoga Automobile MuseumSaratoga SpringsSaratogaCapital DistrictAutomotive
Saratoga Harness Hall of Fame & MuseumSaratoga SpringsSaratogaCapital DistrictSports[ information], harness museum with sulkies, racing silks, blacksmith works, horseshoes and metal sculptures
Saratoga National Historical ParkSaratoga SpringsSaratogaCapital DistrictHistoryPreserves the site of the Battles of Saratoga, includes Schuyler House
Saratoga Springs History MuseumSaratoga SpringsSaratogaCapital DistrictLocal historyLocated in the former Canfield Casino
Sardinia Historical Society MuseumSardiniaErieBuffalo Niagara RegionLocal history
Saugerties LightSaugertiesUlsterMid-HudsonLighthouse
Schenectady County Historical Society MuseumSchenectadySchenectadyCapital DistrictLocal history
Schenectady MuseumSchenectadySchenectadyCapital DistrictScience
Science Museum of Long IslandNassauSuffolkLong IslandSciencewebsite, hands-on science programs for children
Sci-Tech Center of Northern New YorkWatertownJeffersonThousand IslandsSciencewebsite
Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic ArtAlfredAlleganyBuffalo Niagara RegionArtPart of Alfred University, historic and contemporary ceramic and glass objects
Schoharie Crossing State Historic SiteGlenMontgomeryMohawk ValleyTransportationVisitor center and remains of an Erie Canal aqueduct
Schoharie Valley Railroad MuseumSchoharieSchoharieMohawk ValleyRailroadwebsite, operated by the Schoharie Colonial Heritage Association, Colonial living museum
Schoolhouse No. 8 History Center & MuseumNorth CollinsErieBuffalo Niagara RegionEducationwebsite, one-room rural schoolhouse
School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Museum of the University at BuffaloBuffaloErieBuffalo Niagara RegionMedicinewebsite, open by appointment, part of the School of Pharmacy at SUNY Buffalo, includes turn-of-the-20th-century apothecary, raw drugs, patent medicines, pharmacy artifacts
Schroeppel Historical Society MuseumPhoenixOswegoThousand IslandsLocal historyinformation
Schroon-North Hudson Historical MuseumSchroon LakeEssexAdirondack RegionLocal historywebsite, operated by the Schroon-North Hudson Historical Society
Schuyler Mansion State Historic SiteAlbanyAlbanyCapital DistrictHistoric house18th-century period house, life of Philip Schuyler
Science Discovery Center of OneontaOneontaOtsegoCentral LeatherstockingSciencePart of State University of New York at Oneonta
SciencenterIthacaTompkinsFinger LakesScienceHands-on science exhibits
Sea Cliff Village MuseumSea CliffNassauLong IslandLocal historyIncludes a Victorian kitchen, toy and doll collection
Seaway Trail Discovery CenterSackets HarborJeffersonThousand IslandsLocal historyCulture and heritage of the Great Lakes Seaway Trail and surrounding regions
Seneca Falls Historical Society MuseumSeneca FallsSenecaFinger LakesHistoric housewebsite, late-19th-century Victorian period house
Seneca-Iroquois National MuseumSalamancaCattaraugusBuffalo Niagara RegionNative Americanwebsite
Seneca Museum of Waterways and IndustrySeneca FallsSenecaFinger LakesLocal historywebsite, area canals, industry
Senate House State Historic SiteKingstonUlsterMid-HudsonLocal historySite of the state's new government during the American Revolution, local history and art displays
Shaker Heritage SocietyColonieAlbanyCapital DistrictReligiouswebsite, America's first Shaker settlement, museum and tours of the Watervliet Shaker Historic District
Mount LebanonNew LebanonColumbiaCapital DistrictArtLocated at Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, collection of Shaker artifacts including furniture, decorative arts, textiles, objects of everyday life and work
Shako:wi Cultural CenterOneidaMadisonCentral LeatherstockingNative Americanwebsite, history and culture of the Oneida Nation
Sharon Museum ComplexSharonSchoharieMohawk ValleyLocal historyinformation, information, includes museum of local history, storage barn, one-room schoolhouse and three-room outhouse
Sherwood HouseYonkersWestchesterLower HudsonHistoric houseMaintained by the Yonkers Historical Society, 1740 farmhouse
Sherwood-Jayne HouseSetauketSuffolkLong IslandHistoric houseMaintained by the Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities, 18th-century house
Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center & MuseumSouthamptonSuffolkLong IslandNative Americanwebsite, history and culture of the Shinnecock Indian Nation
Shrine of Our Lady of MartyrsAuriesvilleMontgomeryMohawk ValleyReligiousRoman Catholic shrine dedicated to the Jesuit missionaries who were martyred at the Mohawk village of Ossernenon between 1642 and 1646
Shushan Covered Bridge MuseumShushanWashingtonAdirondack RegionLocal historyMid-19th-century covered bridge with period machinery and farm implements, adjacent one room schoolhouse
Silas Wright HouseCantonSt. LawrenceThousand IslandsHistoric housewebsite, home to the St. Lawrence County Historical Association, mid-19th-century period house and local history exhibits
Singer CastleDark IslandSt. LawrenceThousand IslandsHistoric houseLate-19th-century castle house
Six Nations Indian MuseumOnchiotaFranklinAdirondack RegionNative Americanwebsite
Skene ManorWhitehallWashingtonAdirondack RegionHistoric houseVictorian house
Skenesborough MuseumWhitehallWashingtonAdirondack RegionLocal historywebsite, information, Revolutionary War information
SlabsidesWest ParkDutchessMid-HudsonHistoric houseLog cabin built by naturalist John Burroughs
Slate Valley MuseumGranvilleWashingtonAdirondack RegionIndustry - Slate Quarryingwebsite, shows how slate is formed and quarried
Smith TavernArmonkWestchesterLower HudsonLocal historyOperated by the North Castle Historical Society
Smithtown Historical SocietyBranchSuffolkLong IslandHistoric housewebsite, Facebook site, open during programs and events, includes the Caleb Smith House, 1750 Judge John Lawrence Smith Homestead, 1700 Obadiah Smith House, barns
Snyder EstateRosendaleUlsterMid-HudsonHistoric houseOperated by the Century House Historical Society, includes the Century House, Widow Jane Mine and Cement Industry Museum
Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities Museum GalleryCold Spring HarborSuffolkLong IslandLocal historywebsite, housed in a former 1842 Methodist-Episcopal church building
Sodus Bay Lighthouse MuseumSodus PointWayneFinger LakesLighthouseLighthouse, keeper's quarters and lighthouse artifacts
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial BuildingHuntingtonSuffolkLong IslandLocal historywebsite, operated by the Huntington Historical Society
Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic ParkCanandaiguaOntarioFinger LakesHistoric houseNine formal gardens, 1887 Queen Anne-style mansion and greenhouse complex
Southeast MuseumBrewsterPutnamLower HudsonLocal historywebsite
South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature CenterBridgehamptonSuffolkLong IslandNatural historywebsite
Southampton Historical MuseumSouthamptonSuffolkLong IslandOpen airwebsite, operated by the Southampton Historical Society, includes the William Rogers Mansion, one-room schoolhouse, 1825 barn, 19th-century trade store, the 17th-century Halsey House, a 19th-century paint store, blacksmith’s shop, cobbler’s shop,
Southold Indian MuseumSoutholdSuffolkLong IslandNative Americanwebsite, archaeological artifacts and culture of the Indians of Long Island, includes Algonquin pottery, arrowheads, knife blades, hoe blades, hammers, gouges, drills and other tools
Spafford Area Historical SocietySpaffordOnondagaCentral New YorkHistorywebsite, operates the Spafford District #3 Side Hill School and the Grange Building by appointment
Sports Museum of Dutchess CountyWappingers FallsDutchessMid-HudsonSportswebsite
Springwater Webster Crossing Historical SocietySpringwaterLivingstonFinger LakesLocal historywebsite, museum open on a limited basis
Springville Center for the ArtsSpringvilleErieBuffalo Niagara RegionArtCommunity multi-disciplinary arts center with gallery
Square House Museum (Rye, New York)RyeWestchesterLower HudsonLocal historywebsite, operated by the Rye Historical Society, includes 18th-century period tavern rooms
St. Lawrence Power and Equipment MuseumMadridSt. LawrenceThousand IslandsAgriculturewebsite, antique engines, tractors and related farm equipment
Staatsburgh State Historic SiteStaatsburgDutchessMid-HudsonHistoric houseMansion designed by McKim, Mead, and White
Stafford Museum of HistoryStaffordGeneseeBuffalo Niagara RegionLocal historywebsite, operated by the Stafford Historical Society
Starr Clark Tin Shop & Underground Rail RoadMexicoOswegoThousand IslandsHistoryWorking tin shop that was the hub of the Abolitionist movement in Oswego County
Steadman HouseMarcellusOnondagaFinger LakesLocal historyOperated by the Marcellus Historical Society
SteepletopAusterlitzColumbiaCapital DistrictHistoric houseHome of author Edna St. Vincent Millay
Steinberg Museum of Art at HillwoodBrookvilleNassauLong IslandArtPart of Long Island University, temporary exhibitions that span from antiquity to contemporary art
Stepping StonesKatonahWestchesterLower HudsonHistoric houseHome of Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill W. and his wife Lois Burnham Wilson, founder of Al-Anon/Alateen, open by appointment
Stickley MuseumFayettevilleOnondagaFinger LakesDecorative artswebsite, Stickley furniture
Storm King Art CenterMountainvilleOrangeMid-HudsonSculpture parkOutdoor sculpture park on 500 acres (2.0 km2)
Stone Arabia Schoolhouse MuseumCiceroOnondagaCentral New YorkEducationOperated by the Cicero Historical Society, one room schoolhouse and nearby log cabin
Stone Mills MuseumOrleansJeffersonThousand IslandsAgriculturewebsite, maintained by the Northern New York Agricultural Historical Society
Stone Quarry Hill Art ParkCazenoviaMadisonCentral LeatherstockingSculpture parkOutdoor art park on 108 acres (0.44 km2)
Stone-Tolan House MuseumBrightonMonroeFinger LakesHistoric houseOperated by the Landmark Society, turn-of-the-19th-century house and tavern
Stony Brook Grist MillStony BrookSuffolkLong IslandMill
Stony Point Battlefield State Historic SiteStony PointRocklandLower HudsonMilitaryRevolutionary War site of the Battle of Stony Point
Stony Point LightStony PointRocklandLower HudsonMaritimeLocated in Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site, restored 19th-century lighthouse
The StrongRochesterMonroeFinger LakesChildren'sHistory of play and toys in American culture, includes the The National Museum of Play, the National Toy Hall of Fame and the International Center for the History of Electronic Games
Suffern Railroad MuseumSuffernRocklandLower HudsonRailroadinformation
Suffern Village MuseumSuffernRocklandLower HudsonLocal historyinformation
Suffolk County Historical Society MuseumRiverheadSuffolkLong IslandLocal historyExhibits include 18th to 20th-century paintings and furniture, whaling, farming, early transportation, local ceramics, military artifacts
Suffolk County Farm and Education CenterYaphankSuffolkLong IslandFarmwebsite, operated by Cornell Cooperative Extension, working farm with education programs
Suffolk County Police MuseumYaphankSuffolkLong IslandLaw enforcementwebsite
Suggett House MuseumCortlandCortlandFinger LakesLocal historywebsite, home of the Cortland County Historical Society
Sullivan County MuseumHurleyvilleSullivanMid-HudsonLocal historywebsite, home of the Sullivan County Historical Society
SunnysideTarrytownWestchesterLower HudsonHistoric houseHome of noted early American author Washington Irving
Sunshine Radio MuseumSodusWayneFinger LakesTechnologywebsite, early years of the electronics industry starting from the turn of the 20th century up to the 1970s
Susan B. Anthony HouseRochesterMonroeFinger LakesHistoric houseLife and work of women's rights leader Susan B. Anthony
Susan C. Lyman Historical MuseumNorwoodSt. LawrenceThousand IslandsLocal historywebsite
Suydam HouseCenterportSuffolkLong IslandHistoric houseOperated by the Greenlawn-Centerport Historical Association, 18th-century house and local history exhibits
Swan River SchoolhouseEast PatchogueSuffolkLong IslandSchoolwebsite, operated by the Greater Patchogue Historical Society, historic schoolhouse
Swart-Wilcox HouseOneontaOtsegoCentral LeatherstockingHistoric houseOperated by the Greater Oneonta Historical Society
Syracuse University Art GalleriesSyracuseOnondagaCentral New YorkArtwebsite, several galleries at Syracuse University
Tabor-Wing HouseDover PlainsDutchessMid-HudsonHistoric houseRestored early-19th-century house
Tackapausha Museum and PreserveSeafordNassauLong IslandNatural historywebsite, live animals, displays about the ecology of Long Island
Taconic State Park – Copake Falls AreaCopakeColumbiaCapital DistrictIndustryFeatures the Iron Works Museum about the 19th-century iron works
Tang Teaching MuseumSaratoga SpringsSaratogaAdirondack RegionArtPart of Skidmore College, contemporary art
Tanglewood Nature Center & MuseumElmiraChemungFinger LakesNatural historywebsite, live animals and natural history exhibits
TAUNYCantonSt. LawrenceThousand IslandsArtwebsite, officially Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, exhibits of area folk culture and crafts
Ten Broeck MansionAlbanyAlbanyCapital DistrictHistoric houseHeadquarters of the Albany County Historical Association, mid-19th-century period house
Ten Mile River Scout MuseumNarrowsburgSullivanMid-HudsonScoutingwebsite, history and Scouting memorabilia of Ten Mile River Boy Scout Camp
Tennie Burton MuseumLimaLivingstonFinger LakesHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Lima Historical Society
Terra Cotta MuseumAlfredAlleganyBuffalo Niagara RegionArtOperated by the Alfred Historical Society
Terwilliger MuseumWaterlooSenecaFinger LakesLocal historyPart of the Waterloo Library & Historical Society
Theodore Roosevelt County ParkMontaukSuffolkLong IslandMilitaryIncludes exhibits about the Spanish-American War, the Rough Riders and Camp Wikoff
Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic SiteBuffaloErieBuffalo Niagara RegionHistoric houseturn-of-the-20th-century period rooms, site of the inauguration of President Theodore Roosevelt
Thomas Cole National Historic SiteCatskillGreeneCapital DistrictHistoric house
Thomas Dodge HousePort WashingtonNassauLong IslandHistoric houseOperated by the Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society
Thomas Paine CottageNew RochelleWestchesterLower HudsonHistoric houseCottage of American Revolutionary War hero Thomas Paine, decorated in late-18th- to early-19th-century furnishings
Thomas Paine Memorial MuseumNew RochelleWestchesterLower HudsonBiographicalLife of American Revolutionary War hero and author Thomas Paine
Thousand Islands Arts CenterClaytonJeffersonThousand IslandsTextilewebsite, formerly The Handweaving Museum and Arts Center, features exhibits of textiles from its permanent textile collection and library, also crafts exhibits
Thousand Islands MuseumClaytonJeffersonThousand IslandsLocal historywebsite
Town of Chester Museum of Local HistoryChestertownWarrenAdirondack RegionLocal historywebsite
Three Village Historical SocietySetauketSuffolkLong IslandLocal historywebsite
Throop Pharmacy MuseumAlbanyAlbanyCapital DistrictMedicinewebsite, historic drug store reconstructed at Albany College of Pharmacy
Ticonderoga Heritage MuseumTiconderogaEssexAdirondack RegionLocal historywebsite, features over 38 scale models of various local industries
Tilly Foster Farm MuseumBrewsterPutnamLower HudsonFarmHistoric farm featuring rare and endangered early American farm animals, farm equipment, rock and roll memorabilia
Tinker Homestead and Farm MuseumHenriettaMonroeFinger LakesHistoric houseDepicts farming life in the late 19th century
Tioga County Historical Society MuseumOwegoTiogaFinger LakesLocal historywebsite
Top CottageHyde ParkDutchessMid-HudsonHistoric housePrivate retreat designed by and for Franklin D. Roosevelt
Town HouseEast HamptonSuffolkLong IslandEducationwebsite, operated by the East Hampton Historical Society, adjacent to Clinton Academy
Town Line MuseumJohnstownFultonAdirondack RegionHistoryFacebook site, information, 1950s diner display, memorabilia of the 1950s and 1960s
Town of Alabama MuseumAlabamaGeneseeBuffalo Niagara RegionLocal historywebsite, information
Town of Hume MuseumHumeAlleganyBuffalo Niagara RegionLocal historywebsite
Town of Hyde Park Historical Society MuseumHyde ParkDutchessMid-HudsonLocal historyLocated in a former firehouse
Town of Porter Historical Society MuseumYoungstownNiagaraBuffalo Niagara RegionLocal historyinformation
Town of Shandaken Historical MuseumPine HillUlsterMid-HudsonLocal history
Trailside Museums and ZooBear Mountain State ParkRocklandLower HudsonNatural historyLocated in Bear Mountain State Park, rehabilitated wildlife, area's natural history, history and Native American culture
Trailside Nature MuseumCross RiverWestchesterLower HudsonNatural historywebsite, located in Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
Trolley Museum of New YorkKingstonUlsterMid-HudsonTransportationElectric trolley cars
Tuthill House MuseumWesthampton BeachSuffolkLong IslandHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Westhampton Beach Historical Society
Ulysses Historical Society MuseumTrumansburgTompkinsFinger LakesLocal historywebsite
University Art Museum at University at AlbanyAlbanyAlbanyCapital DistrictArtContemporary art part of SUNY Albany
UB Art GalleriesBuffaloErieBuffalo Niagara RegionArtwebsite, includes the UB Anderson Gallery and the UB Art Gallery at the Center for the Arts, part of University at Buffalo
Up Yonda FarmBolton LandingWarrenAdirondack RegionNatural historywebsite, nature center with museum and trails
USS SlaterAlbanyAlbanyCapital DistrictMuseum shipCannon-class destroyer escort
Valentown MuseumVictorOntarioFinger LakesLocal historyOperated by the Victor Historical Society
Van Alen HouseKinderhookColumbiaCapital DistrictHistoric house18th-century Dutch farmhouse operated by the Columbia County Historical Society
Van Cortlandt ManorCroton-on-HudsonWestchesterLower HudsonHistoric house18th-century manor house
Van Horn MansionNewfaneNiagaraBuffalo Niagara RegionHistoric houseTurn-of-the-20th-century period mansion
Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic SiteHyde ParkDutchessMid-HudsonHistoric houseLate-19th-century mansion and estate
Vanderbilt MuseumCenterportSuffolkLong IslandMultipleHistoric mansion with collections of natural history, marine, weaponry and ethnographic objects
Van Wyck HomesteadFishkillDutchessMid-HudsonHistoric houseEarly-18th-century Dutch colonial house
Verizon Telecom Pioneer MuseumCommackSuffolkLong IslandTechnologyinformation, video, also known as Long Island Telephone Pioneers Museum,established by the Long Island Chapter of the Telephone Pioneers of America
Vestal MuseumVestalBroomeCentral LeatherstockingLocal historywebsite, local in the 1881 Vestal Train Station
Vintage Tracks MuseumBloomfieldOntarioFinger LakesTransportationwebsite, crawler tractors & memorabilia from the early 20th century
Walter Elwood MuseumAmsterdamMontgomeryMohawk ValleyMultipleLocal history, Victorian, natural history, and items that relate to Mohawk Valley's industrial past
Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic SiteWest HillsSuffolkLong IslandHistoric house
Walworth Historical Society MuseumWalworthWayneFinger LakesLocal historywebsite
Wantagh MuseumWantaghNassauLong IslandRailroadHistoric railroad station, car and post office
Ward W. O'Hara Agricultural MuseumAuburnCayugaFinger LakesAgriculturewebsite, handheld tools, farm equipment, carpenter and blacksmith shops, rural kitchen, bedroom, one room school, country mercantile and dairy room
Warner MuseumSpringvilleErieBuffalo Niagara RegionLocal historywebsite, operated by the Concord NY Historical Society, life and memorabilia of Pop Warner, dolls, tools, 1930s kitchen, items of local interest
War of 1812 MuseumPlattsburghClintonAdirondack RegionMilitaryHistory of the War of 1812 and the Battle of Plattsburgh
Warrensburgh Museum of Local HistoryWarrensburhWarrenAdirondack RegionLocal historywebsite, operated by the Warrensburgh Historical Society
Warwick Historical SocietyWarwickOrangeMid-HudsonOpen airwebsite, complex of 7 historic buildings
Washington's Headquarters State Historic SiteNewburghOrangeMid-HudsonHistoric house18th-century home, site of longest-serving headquarters of George Washington during the American Revolutionary War
Washington County Fair Farm MuseumGreenwichWashingtonAdirondack RegionAgriculturewebsite, open seasonally, area crops, farm equipment, displays of tools and crafts, rural life artifacts
Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural CenterWaterfordSaratogaAdirondack RegionLocal historywebsite
Waterman Conservation Education CenterApalachinTiogaFinger LakesNatural historywebsite, environmental education center with museum about local wildlife
Water Mill MuseumWater MillSuffolkLong IslandMillColonial water-powered grist mill
Watervliet Arsenal MuseumWatervlietAlbanyCapital DistrictMilitaryDisplays on cannons and guns at the historic Iron Building.
Wayland Historical MuseumWaylandSteubenFinger LakesLocal historyinformation
Weaver MuseumPotsdamSt. LawrenceThousand IslandsAnthropologywebsite, part of SUNY Potsdam
West Monroe Historical Society MuseumWest MonroeOswegoAdirondack RegionLocal historywebsite
West Point MuseumHighland FallsOrangeMid-HudsonMilitarywebsite, history and tours of the United States Military Academy
Westchester County Veterans MuseumSomersWestchesterLower HudsonMilitaryLocated in Lasdon Park and Arboretum
Western New York Book Arts CenterBuffaloErieBuffalo Niagara RegionArtwebsite, exhibits of the printed word and image
The Whaling Museum & Education CenterCold Spring HarborSuffolkLong IslandMaritimeWhaling and maritime history of Long Island, relationship between people and the ocean
White Pine CampPaul SmithsFranklinAdirondack RegionHistoric campAdirondack Great Camp open for tours
Wild CenterTupper LakeFranklinAdirondack RegionNatural history
Wilcox Octagon HouseCamillusOnondagaFinger LakesHistoric house
WildersteinRhinebeckDutchessMid-HudsonHistoric house19th-century Queen Anne–style country house
Wildlife Sports and Educational MuseumVail MillsFultonAdirondack RegionNatural historywebsite, animal mounts, art, artifacts and memorabilia of hunting, fishing and all sports afield
William Floyd HouseMasticSuffolkLong IslandHistoric houseSigner of the Declaration of Independence, part of Fire Island National Seashore
William H. Seward HouseAuburnCayugaFinger LakesHistoric house19th-century period home of William H. Seward, exhibits about his life and family
William Miller HouseMiller PlaceSuffolkLong IslandHistoric housewebsite, early 18th-century house, operated by the Miller Place-Mount Sinai Historical Society
William Pryor Letchworth MuseumCastileWyomingBuffalo Niagara RegionNative AmericanLocated in Letchworth State Park
Williamson-Pultneyville Historical SocietyPultneyvilleWayneFinger LakesLocal historywebsite, exhibits of local history
Wilson Historical MuseumWilsonNiagaraBuffalo Niagara RegionLocal historywebsite
Wilton Heritage Society MuseumWiltonSaratogaAdirondack RegionLocal historywebsite
Wings of Eagles Discovery CenterHorseheadsChemungFinger LakesAviationwebsite, collection of airplanes and helicopters
Woodstock Artists Association & MuseumWoodstockUlsterMid-HudsonArtwebsite, work in all media by area artists
Women's Rights National Historical ParkSeneca FallsSenecaFinger LakesHistory
World Awareness Children's MuseumGlens FallsWarrenAdirondack RegionChildren'swebsite, cultural awareness museum for Children
Wrong Island RailroadLake RonkonkomaSuffolkLong IslandRailroadwebsite, operating model train display and museum featuring O-gauge trains
Yager Museum of Art & CultureOneontaOtsegoCentral LeatherstockingMultiplePart of Hartwick College, art, archaeology, Native American artifacts
Yates County History CenterPenn YanYatesFinger LakesLocal historywebsite, operated by the Yates County Genealogical and Historical Society, includes the L. Caroline Underwood Museum and the Scherer Carriage House
Yorker MuseumSinclairvilleChautauquaBuffalo Niagara RegionLocal historyinformation, reconstructed mini village with six restored buildings, depicting Sherman life in the mid-19th century
Yorktown MuseumYorktown HeightsWestchesterLower HudsonHistorywebsite, features 18th-century Colonial rooms, farming, dolls & miniatures, railroad and Native American exhibits
Zadock Pratt MuseumPrattsvilleGreeneCapital DistrictHistoric house19th-century period house
Zim HouseHorseheadsChemungFinger LakesHistoric houseOpen by appointment with the Horseheads Historical Society, late-19th-century home of political cartoonist Eugene Zimmerman

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The "Region" column in the sortable table can be used to help locate museums and understand which museums are in the same area. The list uses regions made up of the following counties or borroughs:

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