Historical building perched on Mohawk River houses collection of locally-focused exhibits and artifacts
About This Deal
- Free admission for children under 6 years old.
- Museum is open until October 27
Amenities: souvenir shop
- The museum is wheelchair accessible
- Transportation: free parking available
About Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center
In 1964, the march of progress came to the doorstep of a Greek Revival mansion fallen into disrepair and abandoned to time. The house was slated for demolition. The community, though, treasured the landmark, and organized to preserve and restore the building. They moved the house, brick by brick, from its original property to a lot overlooking the Mohawk River and old Champlain Canal, where they began restorations. They dedicated its walls to preserving other pieces of local history, and the Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center was born.
The Museum features permanent exhibitions on the history of Waterford, including the illustrated exhibit, Born of Two Rivers. This work chronicles the evolution of the city thanks to the trade and ships that moved up and down the very waters that the museum overlooks. Other standing exhibits include a Victorian period room decorated in the style of the era and the George and Annabel O’Connor Library for Local History.