Museums – Northeast USA

New York Museums

Adirondack Museum

Albany Institute of History and Art

Amherst Museum (Amherst)

Baseball Hall of Fame (Cooperstown)

Bicycle Museum (12 miles south of Buffalo)

Boswell Museum – For the Jazz enthusiasts!

Bronck Museum (Coxsackie) – A complex of Dutch Colonial dwellings and 19th century barns, including the oldest surviving Dutch House in the Hudson Valley. The site was operated as a working farm by 8 generations of the Bronck Family. The 1663 and 1738 dwellings are furnished with 18th and 19th century art and furniture. The Victorian horse barn has a varied collection of Greene County and Catskill Mountain House memorabilia. The unique 13-sided barn houses a collection of horse drawn vehicles.

Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Brooklyn Historical Society

Children’s Museum of Utica

Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum

Durham Center Museum (East Durham) – c. 1825 schoolhouse on historic Susquehanna Tpk. Folk art, local interest, i.e.: Catskill Mountain House, Civil War, and Native American.

Empire State Railroad Museum (Phoenicia, NY)

Erie Canal Museum (Syracuse)

Farmer’s Museum (Cooperstown)

Fort Ticonderoga (Ticonderoga, NY)

Fort William Henry Museum (Lake George) – Site of Last of the Mohigans

Franklin County Historical Museum (beautiful Victorian)

FDR Historical Society (Hyde Park)

Genesee County Museum (outside Rochester) Recreated old village

George Eastman House (outside Rochester)

Harriett Tubman Home (Auburn, NY)

Hart-Cluett House (Troy)

Hudson River Maritime Museum

Hudson River Museum (Yonkers)

Hyde Collection Art Museum (Glens Falls)

The Irish American Heritage Museum (East Durham) – Exhibits and educational programs revealing the impact of Irish Heritage in America. Exhibits, films, lectures, special educational programs. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day, Wednesday-Sunday 12pm-4pm. Tours welcome anytime by appt (518-432-6598).

Sleepy Hollow Offering tours of separate sites

Iroquois Indian Museum (Howe Caves, near Cobleskill, NY)

RPI (in Rennselaer)

Long Island Light Houses

I Love Lucy Museum (Jamestown, NY)

Opera Museum (Lake George) – Love Opera? You’re not alone. The Opera Museum is dedicated to Diva Marcella Sembrich, and the estate is her summer estate (she was originally from Bay View). The site is on the National Historic Register Site, located in Bolton Landing, Lake George. Stroll along 1,000 feet of shoreline, under towering pines, and enjoy Summer Weekly events. (The museum is June 15th to September 15th)

Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum (Poughkeepsie)

Montauk Light House Museum – If you visit Montauk, can’t miss it!

Museum of the City of New York

National Racing Museum and Hall of Fame (Saratoga)

Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks (Tupper Lake)

New York Food Museum

New York State Museum

Pleshakov Piano Museum (Hunter) – Open to visitors every Saturday 1-4. Extraordinary collection of pianos includes an 1826 Tischner, built for Russian Royalty: a 1789 Longman and Broderip on long term loan from Bjarne B. Dahl, Los Altos, CA, built when Mozart was composing; and a Hamburg Steinway Concert Grand rom the Vienna Philharmonic. Your hosts, internationally celebrated painists Vladimir Pleshakov and Elena Winther, will take you on a verbal and musical journey through time

Schenectady Museum – Great planetarium

Thomas Cole National Historic Site (Catskill) – Residence and studio of founder of the Hudson River School of Painting. The house contains galleries of oil paintings and prints as well as rooms with Cole artifacts and period furnishings. The house and studio contains galleries. Groups welcome.

Toy Town Museum

Zadock Pratt Museum (Prattsville) – Pratt Homestead c. 1828, on Historic Register. Contains period furniture, artifacts from Pratt’s life; tannery exhibit, other changing exhibits about local and regional history.

Massachusetts Museums

American Textile Museum (Lowell)

Art Complex Museum (Duxbury)

Battleship Cove (Fall River)

Berkshire Children’s Museum (Pittsfield) – Great fossil dig for the kids, and holiday displays

The Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum – Take a ride back into time! A 20 mile, 90 minute trip through Lenox, Lee and Stockbridge, or a shorter 7 mile, 45 minute round trip between Lenox and Lee, on an authentic 1092’s coach!

Davis Museum and Cultural Center (Wesley College)

DeCordova, Art and Sculpture (Lincoln)

Ecotarium (Worcester) – Science and Nature

Fitchburg Art Museum (Fitchburg)

Hancock Shaker Village (Pittsfield)

Larz Anderson Auto Museum (Brookline)

Marion Natural History Museum (Marion)

Mass Audobon (Canton)

Mass Museum of Contemporary Art (North Adams)

Museum of Fine Arts (Boston)

Museum of Science (Boston)

Norman Rockwell Museum (Stockbridge)

Orchard House (Concord) – Where “Little Women” was penned

Peabody Essex Museum (Salem)

Peabody Museum of Archaeology

Pilgrim Hall Museum (Plymouth)

Plimoth Plantation (Plymouth)

Salem Witch Museum (Salem) – Witch trials, and more!

Smith College Museum of Art (Northhampton)

Springfield Museums (Springfield) – Great Museums within walking distance. The Home of Dr. Seuss, History, Fine Arts, Science, and more!

Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute (Williamstown)

USS Constitution (Boston) – Our Country’s Oldest Military Ship

The Clark (Williamstown) – The Sterling and Francine Art Institute. Home to outstanding American and European Art. Opened in 1955 by Singer Sewing Machine heir Robert Sterling Clark and his wife. Offering both exhibits, and concerts, films, family activities, and more—and most of it is free!

Connecticut Museums

Danbury Railway Museum (Danbury)

Mark Twain House (Hartford)

New England Air Museum (Bradley Airport)

New England Carousel Museum (Bristol)

Shoreline Trolley Museum (East Haven)

Peabody Museum of Natural History (Yale)

New Hampshire Museums

Albacore Submarine (Portsmouth) – If you’re claustrophobic, stay home!

American Independence Museum (Exeter)

Children’s Museum of Portsmouth (Portsmouth)

Christa McAuliffe Planetarium (Concord)

Currier Art Museum (Manchester)

Hartmann Model Railway and Toy Museum (Intervale)

Horatio Colony House Museum (Keene)

John Paul Jones House (Portsmouth)

Hartmann Model Railway and Toy Museum (Intervale)

New England Ski Museum (Franconia Notch)

Wright Museum (Wolfeboro)

Canaan Historical Museum (Canaan)

Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum (Warner)

Hood Museum of Art (Dartmouth College, Hanover)

Swanzey Historical Museum (West Swanzey)

Currier Museum of Art (Manchester)

Lawrence E. Lee Scouting Museum (Manchester)

Manchester Historic Association Millyard Museum (Manchester)

New Hampshire Historical Society Museum (Concord)

New Hampshire Snowmobile Museum (Allenstown)

Museum of Family Camping (Allenstown)

Nashua Historical Society (Nashua)

American Independence Museum (Exeter)

Exeter Historical Society, Museum and Research Library (Exeter)

Strawberry Banke Museum (Portsmouth)

Tuck Memorial Museum (Hampton)

Woodman Institute Museum (Dover)

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