St Lawrence Seaway Museums in NY

Alexandria Bay

Boldt Castle

On Heart Island in the Thousand Islands, accessible by boat.

315/482-9724 or 800/847-5263

Open May-Oct

120-room Rhineland castle built by George Boldt as a gift for his wife Mary, but abandoned at her untimely death.  Undergoing magnificent restoration.

Chippewa Bay

Singer Castle

On Dark Island in the Thousand Islands, accessible by boat.

877/327-5475

Hourly Boat Tours and Chartered Group Tours are offered in summer

From Alexandria Bay by Uncle Sam Boat Tours, 877/253-9229

From Chippewa Bay by Schermerhorn Harbor Shuttle, 315/324-5966

From Morristown by Morristown Tour Boat Lines aboard the Morrisania, 315/375-8213

Frederick G. Bourne of New York City, a contemporary of George Boldt, had this castle built as a hunting retreat for his family.  Italian stonecutters cut granite to shape this 3-story, 28-room castle with a 5-story clock tower and elaborate boathouse.

Clayton

Antique Boat Museum

750 Mary Street, Clayton, NY

315/686-4104

May-Oct daily 9am-5pm

Over 200 antique freshwater boats, motors and engines, boatbuilding classes, boat shows, speedboat rides.

Handweaving Museum & Thousand Islands Art Center

314 John Street, Clayton, NY

315/686-4123

Open Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm

Preservation and promotion of traditional arts and handcrafts, gallery exhibits, craft shows, gift shop, pottery classes, events, educational programs, library, permanent weaving collection

Hammond

Hammond Museum

Main Street (NYS Highway 37), Hammond, NY

315/324-5208

Open 2-4pm Tues & 10am-4pm Sat during May-mid-Sept

Hogansburg

Akwesasne Cultural Center

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321 SR 37, Hogansburg, NY   13655-3114 on the St. Regis Indian Reservation

518/358-2240

Email:    akwlibr@nc3r.org

FAX   518/358-2649 or 358-2461

Open 8:30am-4:30pm Mon & Fri

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Historical and contemporary Mohawk artifacts, utilitarian and fancy ash splint and sweetgrass baskets, traditional crafts

LaFargeville

Agricultural Museum

34312 Route 180, LaFargeville, NY

315/658-2353

9am-3pm June-Sept, closed Tues

The development of the agricultural industry in Northern New York, historical materials relating to farms and farmhouses in Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego and St. Lawrence Counties

Massena

Hawkins Point Visitors Center

Barnhart Island, Massena, NY

315/764-0226, ext 302

Summer Hours:  9am-7pm Daily

Winter Hours: 9am-5pm Weekdays, Closed Weekends

Operated by New York Power Authority, state-of-the-art exhibits, interactive displays, hands-on learning about energy, electricity and the North Country, and panoramic views of the St. Lawrence River and NYPA’s St. Lawrence-FDR Power Project

Massena Museum

200 East Orvis Street, Massena, NY

315/769-8571

Open Mon-Fri 10am-4pm

Exhibits include general store, doctor’s office, early street lights, musical instruments, etc.

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Morristown

Gateway Museum

Showcases life along the St. Lawrence River, as well as memorabilia and information about Singer Castle.

315/375-4910

Hours: Wednesdays Noon-2pm & Saturdays 10am-2pm

Ogdensburg

Frederic Remington Art Museum

303 Washington Street, Ogdensburg, NY   13669

315/393-2425

Hours:  Oct 15-May 15 Wed-Sat 11am-5pm, Sun 1-5pm; May 15-Oct 15 Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1-5pm

Dedicated to collecting, exhibiting, preserving and interpreting the art and archives of Frederic Remington

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Ogdensburg Diocese Archives

622 Washington Street, Ogdensburg, NY     13669

315/393-2920

9am-4:30pm weekdays during summer; closes at 4pm

Waddington

Moore Museum

Main Street, Waddington, NY     13694

315/388-5967 or 388-5655 (summer months only)

Museum & Historian’s Office at 79 St. Lawrence Avenue open during summer; between October and April, historian may be emailed at wadhist@northnet.org

400 family histories and about 50 house histories available for research in conjunction with Waddington Historical Society; also memorabilia from Waddington history and diorama that shows what happened to land during construction of St. Lawrence Seaway Power Project

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Watertown

Jefferson County Historical Society

228 Washington Street, Watertown, NY

315/782-3491

Hours:  10am-5pm Tues-Fri, Noon-5pm Sat May-Nov; Noon-5pm Sat Dec-April

Sci-Tech Center of Northern New York

154 Stone Street, Watertown, NY

315/788-1340

Hands-on science center, more than 40 interactive exhibits, specialty art classes and programs, school tours, birthday parties

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