History museums instill wonder in children who have become bored with their own closets full of skeletons. Discover a body of knowledge with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
$8 for admission for two ($16 value)
$16 for admission for four ($32 value)
$20 for a one-year individual membership ($40 value)
- Unlimited admission and access to museum library
- Gift-shop discount
- Two one-time guest passes
- Reduced fee for Fenton programs
- Complimentary admission to a Fenton Institute event
- Access to online educator area
- Members-only email-updates
- Subscription to quarterly newsletter
- Special gift
$30 for a one-year family membership ($60 value)
- All of the above individual-membership perks
- Unlimited admission for two adults and two children
See more on the memberships here. The museum's exhibits include a look at men from Chautauqua County who served in the Civil War, a display on Jamestown native Lucille Ball, and an upcoming exhibit (opening Saturday, June 7) featuring local archeological findings.
Fenton History Center
Housed in the stately 19th-century mansion of former governor Reuben E. Fenton, the Fenton History Center connects visitors of all ages to the rich history of the Jamestown area with museum tours, archeological outings, and children's programs. Visitors unearth mysteries about their family past through the genealogical and local history research center, or study their hometown's place in America's story with a wealth of exhibits. The museum's mementos include everything from a funeral card for Prince Louis Napoléon to letters from soldiers serving in the Civil War and World War II to photos of Lucille Ball, who was born in the city in 1911.